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REGULAR FEATURES

STORIES & SPECIAL FEATURES

Albuquerque Kids! Calendar pg 21

It Takes A Village pg 8

Santa Fe Kids! Calendar pg 30

Award-Winning Young Performing Artist Credits Albuquerque Community Support for His Success

Let’s Read! pg 33

At Play In The Bosque pg 12

Young Scientist pg 34

Children Romp in Nature at Free Forest School

Guest Columns pg 36, 38, 40

Local Poet Wins Award pg 16 Advocates for Ocean Creatures

Moriarty Rocks pg 18 NM Families Join Rock Painting, Hiding Craze

Preview Guide to Summer Activities pg 42 Pearl

Cover Story My name is Serene Lee. I am a 1st grader at Sundance Elementary School. My art teacher is my mom. The title of my drawing is "The Here and the Future of S. Korea Flower." I used crayons. I love flowers. So I thought it would be fun drawing flowers. I am happy because many people in the state are seeing my drawing on the cover of New Mexico Kids!

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It Takes A Village

Award-Winning Young Performing Artist Credits Albuquerque Community Support for His Success By EFRAIN VILLA The African proverb celebrating collaborative child rearing begins with a simple pronouncement: "It takes a village." In 17-year-old Zavier “Zman” Thompson's view of the world, the saying should apply not just to raising kids but also to encouraging community engagement, social awareness and public artistry in people of all ages. "My community has given me a platform and that's why it's important for me to also give a voice to as many people as possible," says Zavier. As a young rapper, actor, poet and social activist, Zavier has grown accustomed to being the center of attention, but he is quick to Zavier performs songs from his album “The Right turn the spotReflections” in May 2018 at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Photo light from himcourtesy Aubree Sparks. self to others to remind us that his successes are collective triumphs. When describing his creative projects, he peppers conversations with lots of people's first and last names, as well as nicknames, stage names, social media handles and detailed spelling clarifications. The constant name dropping is not to boast. His seemingly unending list of collaborators is more a humble acknowledgement that too frequently people behind the cameras and in the background are the ones working the hardest and getting the least praise. "There are always so many people to thank and I'm always afraid of leaving someone out," he says. Recently Zavier was one of three young artists honored with a City of Albuquerque Creative Bravo Award in the youth category. The accolade highlights creative people who are positively impacting their communities through art. He was selected because of a music video he made in

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2016 as a freshman at Highland High School. "We shot the video at school, posted it on Facebook and YouTube and by the next day, it had reached 90,000 views," says Zavier. The music video, which features his original song "15 YOA," has now amassed hundreds of thousands of views since first being posted, but that was not Zavier's first brush with internet acclaim. Earlier that same year, he was featured in another popular online video called, "How Often Do We Stop and Listen to Our Youth," in which he raps while his friend Fernando Bradford performs interpretive dance moves. Now a high school senior, Zavier looks back and marvels at how much support he has received from Highland High Zavier shoots and directs a musical trailer in January for School's adminisan upcoming film “Seven Arrows”, based on the real story tration and stuof Keith Copsin, a man dedicated to changing the lives of a small group of delinquent teenagers in the 1990s. dents. On the day of the video shoot Photo courtesy Keith Copsin. for "15 YOA," for example, the school activities director made an announcement that a student was shooting a music video on campus and invited anyone interested in being a part of it to show up after school. "I was nervous because I thought that with me being a freshman and me not knowing too many people, no one would show up for some random kid," recalls Zavier. "We had over 60 kids show up and we were able to use every single person to the best of his or her abilities and showcase the school and people of our community, which is what I like to do with my art in general." Several of Highland High School's teachers also made cameo appearances. When considering what makes his school special, Zavier does not hesitate to mention that diversity in its student body and a supportive staff are the two most important elements. His high school principal, Marco Harris, agrees and adds that peer role models also play a crucial role in scholastic success. "School is a place where students explore their strengths, build their character and embrace their talents," says Harris. "'Z epitomizes these traits and more. He is a model of service leadership in our community and amongst his peers. Zavier prioritizes uplifting those around him over self-gain. I love that kid!” When finding his own role models, Zavier says he turns toward his local community and leans on parents for guidance. "I'm blessed I have both my parents in my life and I know a lot of my peers aren't as lucky to have that support system," says Zavier. "It's really important to have a role model, not just an adult, but someone to relate to who will listen to your stories and help you build your narrative so you don't feel alone in your struggles. It's also important for adults to come at things from a different angle and realize that teenagers are not the same as they used to be. We're not living under the same circumstances now as previous teenagers. We're wired differently. With the presence of social media, the world is different from the 1980s and ‘90s and it's important for adults to understand that; otherwise, they're not helping even though they have good intentions." Zavier's parents noticed his rhythm abilities at a very young age and began encouraging his musical exploration by giving him percussive toys continued on page 10


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when he was a toddler. "You have to pay attention as a parent and see what they gravitate toward and just keep encouraging it," says Zavier's father, Brian

Zavier performs acoustic renditions of some of his songs for YouTube channel “Lumens Live�. The video can be viewed at youtu.be/zr2sLzgqXyI. Photo courtesy Lumens Live.

Thompson. By the time Zavier was five, his father had enrolled him in formal drum lessons. Piano instruction came seven years later and then

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bass lessons at the age of 15. Zavier is currently working on his guitar skills. "Now that he has so much going on, my job is basically to be here for him and also to keep track of the social media stats," Brian jokes. When considering why so many young people feel disenfranchised from their communities, Zavier believes that social pressures and constraints play a big role in shaping how youth navigate the world. He points out that it is also important for every individual to take personal responsibility for his or her actions. "It's not always about someone oppressing someone; sometimes it's a lack of participation on youths’ behalf because of them not believing in themselves to do something difficult or out of the realm of possibility," says Zavier. "It's easy to get stuck in trying to be realistic instead of chasing our dreams. We get scared and nervous and we don't do the things we can because we don't think we're able to or we don't think we deserve it or we're not good enough. I like to change that narrative. I want people to know that everyone has a special place in this world and we can all participate as valuable members of our community. It's important for all of us to know that somebody cares, that we all matter as human beings even when it doesn't seem like it." Zavier's primary advice to his peers is to believe that one does not have to be a master of any one particular art form in order to change the world. "A lot of times people try to box in artistry based on the precepts of society and they say things like, 'It can't become music if he doesn't know how to do this or play that instrument.' I try to go against that and include as many people as possible because I know that we can all be artists and we don't have to play an instrument to be musical. Plenty of superstars today are doing amazing things without playing an instrument. We can all be artists, painters, poets or whatever. You can make a song right now. Everyone can. Our hearts and minds are geared to be creative." To listen to Zavier's latest musical creations, follow him on social media: @ZBeats808.

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At Play In The Bosque

Children Romp in Nature at Free Forest School By TANIA SOUSSAN

Every Sunday morning, a group of young children has been turning a section of the Albuquerque bosque into a playground, climbing on a downed cottonwood tree, wading in the Rio Grande and building forts out of sticks. The gatherings are part of a new Free Forest School chapter organized by Alex Reedin, who moved to Albuquerque from Portland last summer with his husband and their 3- and 4year-old daughters. “It’s mostly unstructured play time,” he said. “A nice thing about playing outside is there are very few rules.” The group communicates through a Facebook page and meets Sunday mornings at the Alameda Picnic Area & Trail parking lot, also known as the Alameda Open Space parking lot. Then they walk together about a quarter of a mile to their “base camp.” Charli Simpler, 1, plays in the mud at the Rio Grande durThe gatherings are ing a Free Forest School session. Photos by Rhiannon free, and the group is Mercer-Simpler. run by volunteers. Free Forest School, a national organization, aims to foster the next generation of environmental stewards by giving children up to 6 years old a chance to play independently in nature – something that kids commonly did a generation or two ago. These days, “nature-deficit disorder,” the lack of exposure to the outdoors among children and adults is common. “Research shows nature play benefits children’s health, supporting social-emotional, physical and cognitive development and wellness,” according to the national Free Forest School organization. “Yet time spent outdoors in unstructured play is at an all-time low and many children face significant barriers to playing in nature.” Free Forest School was founded by mother and educator Anna Sharratt in 2015 and now has chapters around the country. There also are private, fee-based forest schools in Albuquerque and around the world. The principles of forest schools include regular meetings in the same woodland environment with opportunities for hands-on learning. Camella Rogers runs Moonbeams, a Waldorf-inspired forest school that meets in the bosque and the East Mountains. continued on page 14

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“For our children, it’s all about rhythm and ritual and free play,” she said. Reedin was part of a Free Forest School chapter in Portland and thought it would be a good way to meet people in Albuquerque. Six families have become regulars at the gatherings, but Reedin and the others hope to expand their ranks. “It would be great to get this out to more children,” he said, adding that his ambition is to broaden the diversity of the group and start a bilingual gathering at the Rio Bravo Accessible Loop Trail & Fishing Pier, also known as the Rio Bravo Open Space, in the South Valley. Some people, like Reedin and Kyle Maxwell, Logan Cabeza de Vaca, 3, (l) and Max Simpler, 3, (r) also use the meetings to play during a session of the Forest Free School. give their stay-at-home partners a break from parenting. Maxwell is an outdoors person who takes his almost 2-year-old daughter hiking, but he also wanted her to have more opportunities to play in nature. “She always has fun. It’s a good time to relax, enjoy nature,” he said. “Anyone’s welcome. It’s a friendly group.” Amy Cabeza de Baca’s husband is out of town on weekends, so the Free Forest School gatherings give her and her high-energy boys, 5 and 3, something physical and social to do. “We’ve been going every weekend,” she said. “The boys have made some really good friends. I’ve also made some really good friends.” Cabeza de Baca said she’s also enjoyed watching the bosque change through the seasons and seeing how her boys react. She and some of the other families have organized outings to other areas, such as Jemez Falls, through the Facebook page. Making friends has been important for Jessica Bruck and her 4-year-old daughter as well. Their family moved to Albuquerque from New York City in late August. In New York, they took part in a paid forest school in Central Park. The new Free Forest School chapter allows them to continue that connection to nature. “I really like that kids are allowed to play with the elements,” Bruck said. “My daughter has a lot of freedom there.” She has watched the children climb trees, build a shelter for a stink beetle and pretend to be birds building a nest for their baby by smearing mud on a tree with sticks. The children have used the dirt and mud like a sandbox to build cities and tunnels. Last winter they used sticks to whack at ice in the river. For More information: facebook.com/groups/FreeForestSchoolAlbuquerqueNM/ freeforestschool.org ffsalbuquerquenm@gmail.com

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New Mexico Families Join Rock Painting, Hiding Craze By MICHELLE WORLEY

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be creative, get the kiddos involved. Great family time together.� Around the same time, two other women in the East Mountains area began doing the same thing. Amanda Allen in Edgewood started a Facebook page for ROCK’N 505, and in Estancia, Colecia Bostwick and others started CoJoRox, calling themselves a “kindness In a Facebook post, Laura Waters describes how her son Nolan’s rock painting discovery of a painted rock “got him through the trip.� group� whose purpose is to spread happiness and joy. Colton Morsey, an eighth grader, decided to hide rocks with a mystery theme and leave clues for others in the Moriarty Rocks group. His post: “The Gryffindor rock has not been found yet. Remember, he's meeting for burgers in Moriarty.� How far has a rock traveled in this manner? One post says that several Moriarty Rocks made it to Buffalo, Wyoming. A photo shows three children holding a rock at the entrance to South Dakota. Participants, including kids and adults alike, are finding that painting rocks is a grounding, relaxing activity, much like gardening. Colecia explains, “I find that it calms me during stressful times. Rock painting enforces relaxing because you have to focus on a joyful thing instead of a stressful thing.� Moriarty Rocks celebrated its one-year anniversary October 18 and continued over the winter, as people of all ages have taken part. Someone described additional benefits: It sparks imagination and creativity. It builds and celebrates community. It promotes mindfulness. The simple idea behind CoJoRox has expanded. Colecia is now working with Estancia school students. She would like to do the same with other school districts. Rock painting and hiding has caught on and spread like wildfire and has affected kids in positive ways. Many stories are posted by parents who do not allow their young children on Facebook, but who want people to know how the activity has affected their children. One parent, Laura Waters, posted a story that exemplifies this effect. “We left for Phoenix yesterday. Our son has special needs. We stopped at the Thaxton Rest Area (near Maxwell) and decided to explore a bit. Little did I know that Nolan’s trip would be made right there. He found a hidden painted rock from the group CoJoRox!!!! He held that rock in his hand the rest of the trip, even during dinner and a nap, the whole time. When we got to Phoenix, the rock was hot! It was the first thing he asked for when we woke up the next morning. This rock got him through the trip. I have never been so thankful for a rock in all my life.�


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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Our calendar is as accurate as possible, but times, places & dates of events can change, so be sure to call ahead. To have your events listed for free in our next calendar, fill out our calendar form at newmexico-kids.com, or send date, time, place, cost, description of activity, sponsoring organization and contact phone to kids@newmexicokids.com. The deadline is April 17 for listings in May/June. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

March Arts and Crafts Ongoing, An Itch to Stitch, 10amnoon, Tues. Bring stitchery projects; all ages, drop in. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Community Coloring, 15pm, 1st Tues. This no- stress program promotes meditation, relaxation and stimulates the creative side of the modern brain; all ages. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Crafty Club For Kids, 10:3011:30am, Mons. Crafts, music and games. Ages 3-8; materials provided. Free, Central & Unser, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Family Art Workshop, 12:30pm, Sats. Families create a work of art inspired by something in the museum; projects change weekly; all ages. Included with admission, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NE, 243-7255, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Get Hooked - Crochet!, 34pm, 2nd & 4th Thus. Learn to crochet, finish a project or just have fun with yarn; all ages. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Third Thursdays, 5-8:30pm. Music, programs, art making for all ages. Free, Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 764-6517, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Westside Artist Workshop, 1-5:30pm, Weds. Learn and share skills in fiber arts, spinning, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, drawing, embroidery, doll making, needle felting, punch quilting, cross stitch, and gourd design; all skill levels, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 1, Nerdy Crafting for Teens and Tweens, 4-5pm. Join for a craft with a nerdy theme like Pokemon shrinkydinks. All skill levels, materials provided; ages 12-18. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org. 2, ¡Vamos al Museo!, 10:30am-noon. An artist-led workshop i≠ ncludes art making and a visit to the museum. $5 donations encouraged, Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Bldg, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 11, 25, Monday Creatives, 3-4:30pm.

Design and construct a piece using papier mâché, paint, construction paper and other materials; all ages. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org. 15, Seasonal Craft, 10:30-11am. Handson craft with other readers. Seasonal crafts to take home, materials provided, all ages. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org. 20, Crafts for Kids, 3:30-4:30pm. Make something fun during this crafting session; materials provided, reservations required; ages 6+. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org.

Auditions 1, ABQ God’s Talent Show Auditions, 6:30pm. Categories (self-accompanied on piano, guitar or .mp3): vocal soloists, vocal groups, instrumental soloists, christian comedy; middle and high school students. $20 per act audition fee, Hope Christian School, 8005 Louisiana NE, 821-2513, HCSNM.org/music.

Classes & Workshops Ongoing, Botanic Garden Workshop Series, 10am-noon, 4th Sats. Discover the wonder of the natural world through workshops that cover a range of topics, art, plants, insects and gardening techniques; all levels of knowledge and interests. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-7112, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Meditation For Kids, 1011:30am, Suns. A light-hearted and fun class where children learn to build inner strength and confidence by developing their good qualities; ages 4-13. Donation suggested, Kadampa Meditation Center, 142 Monroe NE, 292-5293, meditationinnewmexico.org. 9 & 23, Yoga for Kids, 10-10:45am. An introduction class to yoga for ages 5+. Instructor will guide children through traditional poses and end sessions with a simple art project. Dress comfortably, yoga mats not required but you can bring your own; no registration required. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org.

Dance Ongoing, Contra Dance, 7-10pm, 1st & 3rd Sats; 7pm, lesson; 7:30-10pm, dancing. Join the NM Folk Music and Dance Society for a contra dance with live music. $9/$8/free under 12/students ½ price, ABQ Square Dance Club, 1915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Elegant English and Contra Dance, 7-9:30pm, 2nd Suns during academic year except Apr. Live, traditional band and dancing. No partner or experience necessary. $9/$8/free under 12/students ½ price, ABQ Square Dance Club, 4915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org.

Ongoing in March, Traditional Native American Dances, noon, Sats & Suns. A showcase of dance groups from the 19 Pueblos of NM, as well as Plains Style, Navajo, Apache and Hopi dancers. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 1-2, Carnaval 2019, 7:30pm. A spectacle of dance, music and costumes featuring the band PANdemonium and the Odara Ensemble showcase the Carnival celebrations of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans. $27/$22/$17/$2 off for students, seniors and members, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 7-8, PAPA Spring Dance Concert 2019: 5 6 7 8, 7pm. Public Academy for Performing Arts presents its annual spring dance concert, featuring beginning to pre-professional ballet, contemporary, flamenco, hip hop and jazz dance students from grades 6-12. $17/$12/$7, Bank of America Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 701 4th SW, 7244771, nhccnm.org.

Exhibits Ongoing, Balloon School. A hands-on balloon exhibit for all ages that includes a balloon called The Grape Adventure, a flight simulator, a display about Buddy Bombard and the rise of luxury balloon travel and a 24,000 piece puzzle. $3$6/free ages 5 and under, Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Explora’s Exhibits. Experiment with bubbles, water, light, shadows, color, electricity, gravity, puzzles, illusions and math. Explore makerspace, interactive sketch wall, Rotary Pavillion and Experiment Bar. Included with admission/free under 1 year & members. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. Ongoing, Free Admission ABQ Museum. First Weds, 9am-5pm; 3rd Thus, 58:30pm; Suns, 9am-1pm, ($5 special exhibit surcharge to view Visions of the Hispanic World during free days). Free, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 2437255, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Little Albert’s Lab. This exhibit will help children of all ages grasp the concepts of physics, the basis of all sciences. Exhibit components include a Hot Light Display, Snake Pendulum, Compression Wave, Standing Wave, Chaotic Pendulum and numerous Discovery Boxes, all designed to peak an interest in the basics of science. Included with admission, National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Ongoing, Ours: The Zia Sun. The Zia sun symbol has become an international icon associated with the pride and prestige of NM. This exhibit will take visitors through the journey of the symbol’s origin in Zia Pueblo to its modification that continues to grow in popularity, analyzing the question of ownership. Included in admission, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org.

Ongoing, Quilting Demonstrations, 1oam-2pm, 2nd Weds & 4th Thus. The NM Quilters will be working on their Botanic Garden quilt and other projects, and are available to answer questions and do demonstrations. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark, Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Things Come Apart. An exhibit organized by Todd McLellan and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services. Look inside the evolutions of the smart phone and dozens of other everyday technologies. Included with admission, The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Ongoing, Toddler Time at Explora, 9-11am, Mons. Explora opens an hour early for toddlers and their adult companions so they can enjoy a music jam, story time and explore exhibits designed with young visitors in mind. Included with admission/free under 1 year old and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 2, Airworks Exhibit, 10am-6pm. An expansion of Explora’s current air space featuring updated and new exhibit experiences that showcase ways air can do work. Included with admission/free under 1 year & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 2-28, Art In the Square. Students grade K-5 contribute a variety of square art in numerous mediums, styles and textures and show them off during this exhibit. Free, Collin Meeting Room, Placitas Community Library, 453 State Highway 165, Placitas, 867-3355, placitaslibrary.com. 8, Artists Public Reception: Art In The Square, 5-7pm. Students will show off their work to parents and community members. Free, Collin Meeting Room, Placitas Community Library, 453 State Highway 165, Placitas, 867-3355, placitaslibrary.com. 11, Water Flow Patio Exhibit Area Reopens, 10am-6pm. Explora’s Water Flow Patio offers outdoor experimentation and investigation into the properties of water. Included with admission/free under 1 year & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 16, National Quilting Day, 10am-2pm. Celebrate National Quilting Day with a quilting exhibition. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov.

Fairs & Festivals Ongoing Corrales Winter Market, 11am-1pm, 1st Suns. Locally grown food, local musicians and produce. Free, 4001 Corrales, 898-7927, corralesgrowersmarket.com. 1-3, 31st Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, 4-8pm, Fri; 11am-7pm, Sat; 11am-6pm, Sun. Sample everything from blazing BBQ to mild and savory marinades & rubs and sweet heat desserts. Enjoy the fun energy, talking with exhibitors, and hobnobbing with fellow chileheads. $15.50/$5 ages 11-

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18/free ages 10 and under, Sandia Resort & Casino, 30 Rainbow NE, 796-7500, fieryfoodsshow.com. 8-10, 31st Annual Spring Show: Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival, 1oam5pm, Fri & Sat; 1oam-4pm, Sun. Every spring, 185 fine artists and craftspeople travel to take part in the state’s first major art event of the year. $11 three-day pass/$8/free under 12, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, riograndefestivals.com. 14, LifeROOTS 5th Annual Pi(e) Day Event, 5:30-7:30pm. Celebrate with allyou-can-eat pies (pizza pies, fruit pies, meat pies) and milk shakes from Blake’s Lotaburger while helping raise money to purchase adjustable changing tables for individuals with disabilities that LifeROOTS serves. Event includes a Kids’ Corner with hands-on activities for children. $25 GA/free ages under 5, 300 tickets available, 308 Menaul NE, 255-5501, liferootsnm.org. 16, Spring Vendor and Craft Fling, 9am-4pm. Unique gifts from crafters and vendors. Free, 4110 Sabana Grande SE, 891-5015, rrnm.gov/ParksandRec. 16-17, Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest, 10am-6pm. Professional cooking demos, coffee seminars, 140 vendors of fine chocolates, coffees and gourmet foods. Live music, active and free kids’ zone with cupcake decorating, baking contest, face painting, bouncers and cow milking demos. $12/$10/$3 ages 4-12/free under age 4, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 510-1312, ChocolateAndCoffeeFest.com. 30, 26th Annual César Chávez Day Fiesta. Honor César Chávez with a march: La Marcha de Justica, followed by a family fiesta that includes poetry, dancing, community exhibits, children’s activities and games, food and live music. Free, Plaza Mayor, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 701 4th SW, 7244771, nhccnm.org. 31, BBQ Blues Festival & Car/Bike Show, noon-5pm. Vendors, live music, BBQ, car show, music by Felix y los Gatos. Free, ABQ BBQ, 7520 4th SW, Suite A, 361-2278, facebook.com.

Library Events Ongoing, Albuquerque public Libraries. Albuquerque-area libraries offer several reading and storytelling activities as well as book clubs, Lego clubs, Read to the Dogs and arts and crafts programs, among others. Check abqlibrary.org, placitaslibrary.com and riorancholibraries.org for full schedule. Ongoing, Friday Films, 3-5pm, 2nd & 4th Fris. Various popular movies shown rated [G], [PG] or [PG-13]. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Sunday Movies, 1:30-3:30pm, Suns. A free movie each week, rated G, PG & PG-13. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 2, Exotics of the Rainforest Children’s Program, 1:30pm. Families are invited to meet live animals including parrots, amphibians and reptiles; enjoy a

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coloring activity and ask questions. Each child will receive a free book while supplies last. Adults welcome but children will receive priority seating in front. Free, Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165, 867-3355, placitaslibrary.com. 4-8, 12-15, 19-22, 25, 27-29, 31, March Marvel Madness Movies, 2:30-4:30pm. A different [PG-13] movie each date celebrating Marvel super heroes including Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Avengers and Ant Man. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 5, 26, Sensory Friendly Evening, 67:30pm. A sensory-friendly visit with activities, quiet areas and trained staff; all ages. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 13, Economics for Success, 10:30am4:30pm. This engaging program shows students how to earn money, spend wisely within a budget, save and invest, use credit cautiously and protect personal finances. Open to middle school students; lunch provided; registration required. Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. 21, Family Game Night, 6-7:30pm. An all-ages evening of board games, snacks and fun; games provided but feel free to bring your own. Free, Loma Colorado Library Auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 28, Graphic Novel Club, 4-5:30pm. Share what you read, critique the illustrations and learn more about the world of graphic novels; ages 9-17. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 8360684, abqlibrary.org.

14, JT Jams: Music Club for Kids and Tweens, 3:30pm. Try different types of music, play instruments, learn about dancing, theater and sound tracks. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. 19, Ukulele Jam Session, 5-6:30pm. Bring your ukulele or check one out and join others in a practice session; registration required; all ages. Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abqlibrary.org. 21, Flamenco - Togque, Cante y Baile, 5-8:30pm. Part of Third Thursday,

strategies. Developing chess players will be challenged to deepen their understanding of chess; ages 6-15, grades 1-9. Weeklong: $165, mornings or afternoons/$265 full day; $50 full single day/$30 half single day, Learners Headquarters, 532 Adams NE, 369-6026, learnerschess.org. 8, Explora School’s Out Camp, Fort Building: Think, Create, Problem Solve, 9am-4pm. Fun, educational single-day camp during APS break. Blankets, marshmallows and cardboard are some of the materials that will be used

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Music Ongoing, High Desert Pipes and Drums Student Lessons, 6-9pm, Thus. Bagpipe and Highland Drum lessons from beginner to advanced; ages 10+. Lessons and band practice, performance and competition tunes. Free, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, 331-7452, owlpiper@gmail.com, hdpd.org. Ongoing, Music Jam at Explora!, 2:152:45pm, Weds & Thus. Choose an instrument and join the jam. Instruments provided; all ages. Included with admission/free children under 1 year old and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 1, ABQ Philharmonic Orchestra Art and Music Concert 1, 7:3opm. Student artwork based on the music is projected above the orchestra and is on display in the lobby. Music includes Casablanca Suite, Flying Dutchman and Hay Janos Suite. Free, donations appreciated, V. Sue Cleveland High School, 4800 Laban, Rio Rancho, abqphilharmonic.org. 3, ABQ Philharmonic Orchestra Art and Music Concert 11, 3pm. Student artwork based on the music is projected above the orchestra and is on display in the lobby. Music includes Casablanca Suite and Flying Dutchman; all ages. Free, donations appreciated, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 4337445, abqphilharmonic.org.

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experience the sight, sound and flurry of Flamenco. Free, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 764-6517, cabq.gov.

School Break Camps 7, Explora School’s Out Camp Launch a Green Scene: Innovate for the Future, 9am-4pm. Fun, educational single-day camp during APS break. Explore sustainability and how a community might reduce impact on the planet. See website for fees, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 7-8, YMCA Parent Teacher Conference Camp, 7am-6pm. For ages 5-10 (K5th grade). Participants will enjoy fun and engaging experiences through hands-on exploration. $25/day, Horn Family YMCA, 4901 Indian School NE, 595.1515, opt 1, ymcacnm.org. 7-8 & 11-15, Liz Sanchez Stables, 9am3pm, Mon-Fri. Riding lessons for all ages, before and after care available. Liz Sanchez Stables, 7622 Rio Grande NW, Los Ranchos, 898-1810, lizsanchezstables.com. 7-8 & 11-15, Spring Break Chess Camps, 8:30-noon, 1-4:30pm or 8:30am4:30pm. Kids will learn and practice chess moves, tactics, techniques, variants, openings and other trivia and chess

to explore engineering and constructions principles. See website for fees, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 11-12, Spring Wildlife Safari, 8:15am. Go on a safari and learn about wildlifes. Zoo camps include up-close encounters with education animal ambassadors, zookeeper chats and guided tours; grades 2-6. $50 daily/$250 week; $45 daily for members/$225 week for members, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. 11, 13, 15, Stone Age Climbing Gym, 9am-noon. Ages 8-12 will learn to belay, climb and play games under the close supervision of staff. $114.95, Stone Age Climbing Gym, 4130 Cutler NE, 341-2016, climbstoneage.com. 11-15, Explora PreK-6th grade FullDay Spring Camps, 9am-4pm. Sign up for as many single-day camps as wanted with investigations to keep imaginations active with science, technology, engineering, math and art; before and after care available. Call for fees, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 11-15, Explora Pre-K Half-Day Spring Camps, 9am-noon. Keep imaginations active with science, technology, engineering, math and art; aftercare unavailable for half-day camps. $40/$30 members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW,


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224-8323, explora.us. 11-15, Farm Camp with Explora, 9am3pm. Fun activities exploring topics such as plant seeds, composting, pollinators, growing and cooking food. Call for more info, Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center, 4920 Rio Grande NW, Los Ranchos, 224-8341. 11-15, Keshet Spring Dance Camp, 8:30am-4pm. Fast-paced camp keeps youth moving in ballet, contemporary, hip hop and jazz, with an end-of-week performance for family and friends; ages 6-14, all levels welcome. $295/full week ($25 discount prior to Apr 15)/limited scholarships available, Keshet Dance, 4121 Cutler NE, KeshetArts.org/dance/youth-camps. 11-15, “Science Is Everywhere” Spring Day Camp. Children Pre K-7th grade can experience the wonders of science in one-day sessions that include “Got Game?,” “Survival Corps,” “Grossology” and “Robots are Everywhere.” Bring a nut-free lunch, snacks and a refillable water bottle. $70, full-day camps grades 1-7, 9am-3:30pm; $25, half-day camps for Pre-K and K, 9-11:30am; $25, (10% discount for members), National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137 ext 103, nuclearmuseum.org. 12-14, Art Camp 8:45-11:30am. Children ages 6+ can paint, make wood signs and mixed media art. $99 plus $10 material fee first day of class, ABQ Canvas and Coffee, 6700 4th NW, Los Rancho de Albuquerque, 803-4230, abqcanvasandcoffee.com. 13, Spring Water Journey, 8:15am. Learn about sharks, jellies, corals, fish and sea turtles. Go behind the scenes to see what it takes to keep fish in the desert and up-close animal encounters at the touch pools; grades 2-6, part of a week-long camp. $50 daily/$250 week; $45 daily for members/$225 week for members, ABQ BioPark Aquarium, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 14, Spring Green Connection, 8:15am. Visit animals and learn the importance of bugs and other arthropods in the BUGarium. Up-close encounters with education animal ambassadors, farm and garden tours, and make-and-take seed balls; grades 2-6, part of a week-long camp. $50 daily/$250 week; $45 daily for members/$225 week for members, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 14-15, Explora Tech Girls Two-Day Camp, 9am-4pm. Become a tech creator, not just a user. Campers will learn to code, create wearable technology and design a project to address real-world problems; all skill levels, grades 4-8. Camp funded by Sandia National Labs and is offered at a discounted rate. $25, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 15, Spring Outdoor Adventure, 8:15am. Take a trek through the bosque and play nature games; meet and greet with an aquarist working on saving species in the Rio Grande; grades 2-6, part of a week-long camp. $50 daily/$250 week; $45 daily for members/$225 week for members, Tingley Beach, 1800 Tingley SW, cabq.gov.

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Ongoing, Dynatheater Shows. Movies are shown on a five-story white screen with two projectors and digital surround sound. See website for schedule. $7/$6/$5/free ages 2 & under, Lockheed Martin Dynatheater, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org Ongoing, Fishing at Tingley Beach. Fly fishers can catch and release at the Catch and Release Pond; anglers of any age can fish with baits or lures in Central Pond and catch their limit of rainbow trout; ages 12 and under can use baits or lures in the Children’s Pond and keep their limit too. NM state fishing rules apply, ages 12+ must have a license. Tingley Beach, 1800 Tingley SW, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Girls Code Club, 6pm, Tues until May 6. Computer programming club for kids and teens in NM; ages 11+, grades 6-12. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org, codeclubs.org. Ongoing, Kids’ STEAM Drop-In, 2:304pm, weekdays. A drop-in program focusing on STEAM related activities; ages 5-12, parent must be present. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Spring Family Fun Days, noon-5pm, Suns. Weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments. March topic: “Where’s the Wildlife?,” Identify and search for fuzzy animals, use a microscope, and analyze adaptions that allow animals to live in the desert ecosystem. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521, Rio Grande NW, 314-0420, bernco.gov. 2, Maker Lab, 2-3:30pm. Making and tinkering challenges include electronics, computer programming and robotics; grades 2-6. $10/$7 members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 2, SoundScapes Science Class: Eye in the Sky, 10:30-11:30am. Join percussionist and educator Daveed Korup to explore the Milky Way; grades 1-5, space limited. $10/$7 members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 2-31, March Madness Flower Show, 9am-4pm. Visit Mediterranean Conservatory which will be blooming, regardless of the weather outside, with colorful Asiatic and Oriental lilies and white cyclamen. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 768-7112, cabq.gov. 9, River Otter Awareness Day, 10am2pm. Celebrate and learn about river otters that are native to NM. Watch river otters Chaos and Mayhem as they play and explore their food enrichment; this fun-filled day of activities will include discovery stations, an otter craft and a special otter movie. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 7682000, cabq.gov. 14, Celebrate Pi Day. Enjoy an activity at Explora. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 15-16, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri through 8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night and learn about ocean animals. Meet marine animals up close at

the touchpools, play a game, get crafty (ideas and supplies provided) and take in a marine movie during this sleep over; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; March theme is “Overnight with Otters.” $30, Aquarium - ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 17, Seasons of Growth Garden Series, 9-11am. A Native elder will speak about their relationship with traditional agriculture and attendees will get to plant wildflower seed balls to create a living art exhibit, as well as make some of their own to take home and plant; space limited. $5 suggested donation, reserve your spot by emailing learn@indianpueblo.org, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 20, Maker Lab, 4-5:30pm. Making and tinkering challenges include electronics, computer programing and robotics; space limited, registration required. Fees/details, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 29, LEAP into Science: Balance Shmalance, 3-5pm. By understanding and manipulating balance, even a clothes pin can stand on its head. Balance is something to celebrate and explore. Free, South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abqlibrary.org. 30-31, Hanami Celebration, 10amnoon. This is the traditional Japanese custom of viewing cherry or plum blossoms. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov.

Sports 8-9, Harlem Globetrotters, 7pm. The Harlem Globetrotters will give their fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action and team’s stars with their new Fan Powered World Tour. Tickets start at $28, Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Cir NE, Rio Rancho, 891-7300, santaanastarcenter.com. 10, Balloon Museum Pod Race IX, 14pm. NM’s only FPV drone racing series includes racing, live video feeds, handson simulators, educational demonstrations and entry to the museum’s exhibits; all ages. Spectator entry included with admission, Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov.

Stage 2-3, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7pm, Sat; 2pm, Sun. Shakespeare’s enchanted world of mortals, fairies, lovers and creatures set to Mendelssohn’s score. This comedic ballet is full of pranks and magic for the whole family. $17-$30, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3522, kimotickets.com. 3, PJ Masks Live! Save The Day, 3pm. This live musical production is based on the animated series, airing daily on Disney Jr.; All ages, Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Cir NE, Rio Rancho, 8917300, santaanastarcenter.com. 8, 9, Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7pm. A benefit for the Access Fund, The

NM Wilderness Alliance and the Mountain Fund; all ages. $28, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3522, KiMoTickets.com. 8-10, 15-17, 21-24, 29-31, Shrek, The Musical [G], 7:30pm, Fris & Sats; 2pm Sat, Mar 16; 7:30pm, Mar 21; 2pm Suns. The tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. $25/$23/$21 student 13-university/$17 ages 12 and under, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, abqlittletheatre.org. 19, AMP Concert: Figmentally, noon1pm. Wild, circus-inspired imagination brought to life through a hilarious theatrical circus fusion: part magic, unexpected puppetry, artistic juggling and acrobatic dance; all ages. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abqlibrary.org. 28-29, Revolutions International Theatre Festival: Migrant Songs, 7:30pm. A choral piece based on stories of migration, both human and nonhuman; the project explores the relationship between the songs of human and bird migration, through oral interviews gathering stories and songs from migrants who currently live in the ABQ area. Free, Plaza Mayor, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org.

Storytelling Ongoing, Albuquerque area Public Libraries. Albuquerque area libraries offer several reading and storytelling activities. Check abqlibrary.org, placitaslibraries.com and riorancholibraries.org for details.

Support Groups Ongoing, Children’s Grief Center of NM. A safe place for families to share their experiences as they grieve. Ageappropriate peer support groups. Free, call for info, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Groups, ABQ, 4-6pm, 2nd & 4th Sats; 6-7:30pm, 1st & 3rd Tues. Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain and discusses how to improve lives while living with epilepsy. Free, 2202 Menual NE, Suite A, 243-9119, epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Foster Parent Information. Find out what it takes to make a difference in the life of a child through foster and/or adoption. CYFD, 800-4322075, 452-6099. Ongoing, Greater ABQ Family Child Care Assoc. Meetings. Connect with other child care providers; receive support, networking and training. Call 2936380 for details. Ongoing, La Leche League of ABQ, Mother-to-mother support and information for breastfeeding moms and those preparing to breastfeed. Various locations and topics, help line/info 886-1223, lllnm.org. Ongoing, Mamas & Babies Group. A fun way to meet other families with little

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar ones; join the Facebook group for updates and locations: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). 123 Wellesley SE (and other locations like parks). Ongoing, MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers, Christian group for moms w/kids newborn-5 years. Support, fellowship, learning & sharing with guest speakers, crafts/activities & discussions. Groups throughout ABQ, 888-910-6677, MOPS.org. Ongoing, NM Breastfeeding Task Force, Greater ABQ Area Chapter, 11am-noon, 4th Tues, followed by Free Breastfeeding Support, noon-1pm. Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW, breastfeedingnewmexico.org, Facebook: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). Ongoing, NM OCD Support Group, 56:30pm, every other Tues. Kids and teens can learn more about this misunderstood diagnosis and gain support and information from others with OCD and related disorders. Free, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7520 Corona NE, NE, 350-1849, check Facebook for updates. 13, Autism Moms Meet Up, 6:30-8pm. Meet and socialize with other mothers, grandmothers, aunts, self-advocates and care givers also on the autism journey. Free, Il Vicino, Montgomery, 11225 Montgomery NE, 271-0882, ilvicino.com, nmautismsociety.org. 21, Autism Dads Meetup, 6:30-8pm. A night to meet and socialize with other fathers, grandfathers, self-advocates and care givers sharing the autism journey. Free, Nexus Brewery, 4730 Pan American E. FWY, 332-0306, nmautismsociety.org. 23, Gluten Intolerance Support Group, noon-2pm. Support for the newly diagnosed and all coping with these issues. Potluck and an educational discussion. Free, Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, glutenfreealbuquerque.com.

Also of Interest Ongoing through Mar 29, 2019 Children’s Book Drive. Donate new or gently used children’s books (English, Spanish and Bilingual). Collection at all Applebee’s, Barnes and Noble, BookWorks, Canyon Club at Four Hills, John Brooks, La Montañita Coop, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Public Libraries and Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union locations, abqtodo.com. Ongoing, Family Movies, multiple ABQ area library locations and times; all ages. Free, check abqlibrary.org, placitaslibraries.com and riorancholibraries.org for details. Ongoing, Kids’ Variety Shows. For and by kids of all ages and levels. Dance, music, comedy and theater. Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. Ongoing, The Children’s Radio Hour, 9-11am, Sats. High quality, noncommercial kids’ radio where children are part of the production. On 89.9FM KUNM, streaming live or later at ChildrensHour.org where parents can

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enroll kids ages 12 and younger for the Children’s Hour Birthday Club and sign up to get invitations to live community broadcasts. Ongoing, Volunteer Orientation for Meals on Wheels, 3-4:15pm, Weds. Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to hungry neighbors around ABQ. Volunteering is family friendly, rewarding and fun. Spend a couple of hours, one day a week, and make a difference for those in need. Free, 5901 Harper NE, 823-8064, mow-nm.org. 3-7, World Clown Association Convention. Meet performers from around the world, enjoy education about costuming, makeup, character development. Skills like juggling, magic, balloon sculpture, parades and face painting. Register online, clown competitions are open to the public; see website for schedule and details. Sheraton Uptown, 2600 Louisiana NE, 204-781-8882, worldclown.com. 8, ABQ God’s Talent Show, 6:30pm. The top 10 auditions from across ABQ will perform live in the categories: vocal soloists, vocal groups, instrumental soloists and christian comedy. Free, Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper NE, 821-2513, HCSNM.org/music. 15-17, Monster Jam, 7:30pm, Fri & Sat; 2pm, Sat & Sun. Adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats featuring recognizable trucks including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more. $15-$55, Tingley Coliseum, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, exponm.com. 17, Math Activity, 2-4pm. Try an activity hosted by 12 Months of Math, a project of STEM-NM. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, 12MonthsofMath.org, explora.us. 22-24, Backyard Garden Train Show, 9am-5pm. Enthusiasts from the NM Garden Railroaders Club will demonstrate how to bring backyard gardens to life with motion and sound through the use of miniature, G-scale trains and their unique, complementary landscape. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 8487112, cabq.gov. 30, Epilepsy Walk 2019, 9am. A morning of fun and friendship; chat with board members, sponsors and the epilepsy community. $25/$15/free 5 and under, Tiguex Park, 1800 Mountain NW, epilepsysupportnm.org.

Just for Teens Ongoing, Meditation for Teens, 10am, Suns. Meditation, positive affirmations and balanced living using simple meditation techniques that enable teens to feel the presence of peace and joy in their lives. Empowered by these simple techniques, they will be able to have the strength, focus and courage to create a better world. Free, ABQ Meditation Group, 1704 Moon NE, Suite 1. Ongoing, Role-Playing Games for Teens, 3:30-5:30pm, 2nd Weds. Test luck

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and strategic skills while creating characters and work through imagined worlds; ages 13-19. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Teen Manga Club, 4pm, 1st Tues. Teen-lead manga club to talk about books, art and anything else; genre changes each month. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Youth Radio: Generation Justice, 7pm, Suns. The voices of NM teens via news, commentary, interviews, music. Generation Justice inspires youth to become media makers committed to social transformation. KUNM 89.9 FM, kunm.org. 1, Teen Science Cafe, 5:30-7pm. Informal teen-friendly presentations and activities with local scientists, engineers and other professionals. Hands-on demos or activities to spark interest in STEM career options; snacks included. Free, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 2, Teen Book Trailer Contest Awards Ceremony, 3-4:30pm. Just as a movie trailer (or preview) generates excitement for a movie, book trailers are made to encourage people to read a particular book. Join for a gala award ceremony to celebrate the creative filmmaking accomplishments of the Teen Book Trailer Creators. View the trailers of finalists and award prizes in these categories: Individual, age 11-12; Individual, age 13-19; Team, Audience Favorite. Fancy dress is encouraged for this red-carpet event. Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 7685141, abqlibrary.org/booktrailercontest. 4, 11, Job Search or Homework/Project Help, 4-5pm. Sign up for a one-onone appointment for intensive help with writing essays, studying for an exam, finding a job or proof reading work or resume. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 5, 12, 19, 26, ¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class. Beginning and intermediate class geared toward teenagers and adults; learn footwork, partner skills and choreography; no experience necessary, 6-7pm. Pay what you can, $5-$10, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 7, Teen Game Night, 5:30-7:30pm. Game club with snacks, board games, Nintendo Wii among others; ages 13+. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 12, Cafe Scientifique, 6-7:30pm. A program created by teens for teens. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org, teenscience.org. 12, Chat & Craft, 6:30-7:30pm. An hour of friendly conversation and a craft; all skill levels welcome. Supplies provided, registration required; ages 16+. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. 14, JA Personal Finance, 10:30am4:30pm. Recognize the fundamental elements of personal finances: earnings, saving and investing, budgeting, credit,

risk management and giving; open to high school students. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. 16, Teen Book Club, 3pm. Mia Worley’s Book Club is open to all readers. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 3448139, bkwrks.com. 22, Roust the House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. Featuring local teen bands and soloists, all genres including spoken word artists. $3, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 23, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Graphic Workshop for Teens, 2-5pm. Teens will begin creating their own graphic novel tributes in this hands-on workshop for ages 13-16. $50/scholarships available; spaces limited, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 7244771, nhccnm.org. 25, Teen Night, 5:30-6:30pm. A fun filled interactive evening held by the NM Autism Society. RSVP by texting “TEEN” to 332-0306, 2300 Buena Vista SE, Suite 128, nmautismsociety.org.

For Teachers 16, STEM Skillset Teacher Workshop, 9am-1pm. The U.S. Naval Academy and the ABQ BioPark will host a "STEM Skillsets and Scenarios In Project Based Learning Professional Development" workshop. In this workshop discover practical and engaging methodology for teaching science, technology, engineering & math through project based learning. Supplies provided, advanced registration required and space is limited. Free, ABQ BioPark, 903 10th SW, 848-7162, cabq.gov, usnastem@usna.edu for registration.

Especially for Parents Ongoing, ¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour, 5:30-7:30pm. Artistic fun for adults in a relaxed social setting including snacks, refreshments and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz, please pre-register., Free/$5 donations encouraged, 246-2261, nhccnm.org, ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us. 1-2, Beyond Labels: Envisioning the Strong & Competent Child, 7:30am. The largest conference for Early Childhood Professionals in NM. Approximately 1,000 attendees from NM representing all aspects of childhood education will be on site. ABQ Convention Center, 401 2nd NW, 243-5437, nmaeyc.org. 7, Experiential Workshop for Adults Working With Young Children, "Why Play is Essential in Learning," 5-7pm. Investigate early social-emotional, literacy and math concepts through play - both alone and with others. Open-ended materials, called Loose Parts, are used during this 2-hour, hands-on exploration about how children learn best through play. Free, Wemagination Resource Center, 4010 Copper NE, 277-8515, we.unm.edu. 7, Science on Tap, 5:30-6:30pm. A science talk sponsored by UNM, Explora


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and the National Museum of Nuclear History & Science, see website for topic. Free, O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 2556782, scienceontapnm.blogspot.com. 20, Exploring Social-Emotional Development Through Play, 5-7pm. When adults who work with or care for young children engage in creative, openended play experiences, they learn firsthand the power of play. This workshop will help participants recognize that play allows children to develop relationships, articulate experiences and learn to socially problem-solve. Participants will understand how play supports social and emotional intelligence. Free, Wemagination Resource Center, 4010 Copper NE, 277-8515, we.unm.edu. 22, Adult Night: “Fun with Animals,” 6:30-10pm. Live music, exhibit exploration and live critters. $7-$10/free members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 244-8300, explora.us. 29, Parents’ Night Out, 6-10pm. Enjoy a night out, or in, while the kids have fun at Explora; dinner and activities included. Registration closes Mar 26 or when full. Call for details, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 30, NM Parents of Multiples Spring Garage Sale Fundraiser, 7:30am. Shop for thousands of gently-used baby, kids and teen items at a fraction of the price. Teen corner where teens can shop for clothes, books and accessories. $1 (cash only)/free ages 3 and under, Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, facebook.com/NMPOMgaragesale.

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crafts to take home. Materials provided, all ages. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org. 29, Paper Flower Craft, 4:30-5:30pm. Learn to make roses, carnations, orchids, marigolds and tulips; take home a bouquet of handmade flowers; tweens and teens. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org.

Classes & Workshops 13 & 27, Yoga for Kids, 10-10:45am. An introduction class to yoga for ages 5+. Instructor will guide children through traditional poses and end sessions with a simple art project. Dress comfortably, yoga mats not required but you can bring your own; no registration required. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org.

Dance Ongoing, Traditional Native American Dances, 11am & 2pm, Sats & Suns in April. A showcase of dance groups from the 19 Pueblos of NM, as well as Plains Style, Navajo, Apache and Hopi dancers. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 26-27, Spring Community Dance Concert Keshet Pre-Professional Program (KP3) presents Untit13d, 7pm. The Spring Dance Concert highlights the work of dancers young and young-atheart within Keshet’s varied education programs. $15/$10 general, senior, military/free ages 4 and under, Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler NE, 224-9808, keshetarts.org.

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Arts and Crafts 5, Nerdy Crafting for Teens and Tweens, 4-5pm. Join for a craft with a nerdy theme like Pokemon shrinkydinks. All skill levels, materials provided; ages 12-18. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org. 6, ¡Vamos al Museo!, 10:30am-noon. An artist-led workshop that includes art making and a visit to the museum. $5 donations encouraged, Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Bldg, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 8, 22, Monday Creatives, 3-4:30pm. Design and construct a piece using papier mâché, paint, construction paper and other materials; all ages. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org. 17, Crafts for Kids, 3:30-4:30pm. Make something fun during this crafting session. Materials provided, reservations required; ages 6+. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. 19, Seasonal Craft, 10:30-11am. Handson craft with other readers, seasonal

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Exhibits 1, Tinkertown Opens for 2019, 9am6pm, daily. Ross Ward spent more than 40 years of his life constructing this museum. During the 1960s and 1970s, his miniature wood-carved figures traveled to fairs around the country. $4/$3.50 seniors/$1.50 ages 4-18/free under age 4,121 Sandia Crest, Sandia Park, 281-5233, tinkertown.com. 5-30, Spring Pastel Flower Show, 9am-4:30pm. Spring-themed flowers like pastel multi-colored hydrangeas and pink jasmine will fill the Mediterranean Conservatory with color. The outdoor gardens are also popping with spring color. Red and yellow tulips line the walkways, while redbuds and apple trees bloom overhead. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 8487181, cabq.gov. 13-14, Half-Price Weekend, 9am-5pm. All single admission tickets will be halfoff. Seal feeding: 10:30am & 3:30pm; hippo feeding, 2pm; divers feed animals in coral reef tank, 10:30am and at the shark tank at 2pm. Free under 3, combo tickets regular price. Half-off single admission tickets, ABQ BioPark Zoo or Aquarium & Botanic Garden, 903 10th SW, 768-2000, cabq.gov.

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14, Sensory-Friendly Hours, 10amnoon. For visitors who prefer a less sensory-stimulating visit. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us.

Fairs & Festivals 6, Fiestas de Albuquerque, noon5pm. Celebrate ABQ’s birthday and the history and traditions of the city. Free children’s activities including face painting and a 25-foot climbing wall. Live artist demos, food and shopping. See website for Gazebo Entertainment schedule. Free, Old Town, N Plaza NW, 7683452, cabq.gov. 7, Final Corrales Winter Market, 11am-1pm, Suns. Locally grown food, local musicians and produce. Free, 4001 Corrales, 898-7927, corralesgrowersmarket.com. 25-27, 36th Annual World Celebration Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. More than 800 artists, crafters and traders will place their wares on display and for sale; a spectacular experience for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to see the colorful Pow Wow dancing and hear the songs with more than 3,000 indigenous/Native American/Indian dancers and singers representing more than 500 tribes from Canada and the United States. Tingley Coliseum, 300 San Pedro, NE, 836-2810, gatheringofnations.com. 27, ABQ Renaissance Fair, 10am-5pm. The Lords and Ladies of ABQ can attend this event. All of the faire favorites including The Tavern, Commoners' Food Court, Children's Realm, Artisan Village, Living History and live entertainment; all ages. $10/$5 ages 4-12/free 3 and under, Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, balloonmuseum.com. 27, NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival. Coinciding with National Poetry Month, Dia de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), Arbor Day, and Semana Cervantina/Poesía eres tu, this festival will celebrate children’s books written in Spanish and English and Native languages and English. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 28, First Corrales Market of 2019. Check website for details, 4001 Corrales, 898-7927, corralesgrowersmarket.com.

Library Events 2, 23, Sensory Friendly Evening, 67:30pm. A sensory-friendly visit with activities, quiet areas and trained staff; all ages. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 11, Family Game Night, 6-7:30pm. An all-ages evening of board games, snacks and fun; games provided but feel free to bring your own. Free, Loma Colorado Library Auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 20, Classic Film Series: Animal Crackers, 2-4pm. Starring the Marx Brothers; all ages, no registration. Free,

East Mountain Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. 23, Ya Book Club: A Blade So Black, 4:30-5:30pm. Join to discuss book A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney; attendees can win a free book; ages 9-17. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 7684320, abqlibrary.org. 25, Graphic Novel Club, 4-5:30pm. Share what you read, critique the illustration and learn more about the world of graphic novels; teens and tweens. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org.

Music 11, JT Jams: Music Club for Kids and Tweens, 3:30pm. Try different types of music, play instruments, learn about dancing, theater and sound tracks. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. 16, Ukulele Jam Session, 5-6:30pm. Bring your ukulele or check one out and join others in a practice session; all ages; registration required. Free, Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abqlibrary.org.

Open Houses 11, Hope Christian School, 8:30am. PreK-12th grade, non-denominational school offering advanced academics, music, art, PE, athletics program starts 1st grade, music and sports after school programs, tutoring and extended care. Ranked a top private K-12 school and top private high school in NM. Free, 8005 Louisiana SE, register at HCSNM.org.

School Break Camps 19, EXPLORA-tions Camp for Children with Autism or Other Special Needs, 9am-2pm. For ages 4-7 and 8-12, topic: “What’s That Sound?” Explore sound waves in the air and water. See website or email for details. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8381, explora.us, campcoordinator@explora.us. 19, Liz Sanchez Stables, 9am-3pm. Riding lessons for all ages, before and after care available. Liz Sanchez Stables, 7622 Rio Grande NW, Los Ranchos0, 898-1810, lizsanchezstables.com. 19, School’s Out Camp, 9am-4pm. Fun, educational camp keeps imaginations active with the theme: Bosque Adventures. Spring into leafy explorations and vegetative investigations as campers visit the Rio Grande Bosque to discover its diverse ecosystem; call for details. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 244-8300, explora.us.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Spring Family Fun Days, noon-5pm, Suns. Weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments. April topic: “What’s Up, Wind and Weather?” Keep an eye to the sky and your back to the


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wind and take measurements of the Rio Grande’s weather patterns. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521, Rio Grande NW, 314-0420, bernco.gov. 1, Animal Myths Discovery Day, 10am-2pm. It can be hard to separate fact from fiction, especially when so many of the common myths involve animals. Learn the truth about common animal myths with hands-on discovery stations. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 764-6214, cabq.gov. 1-7, Hanami Celebration, 10am-noon. This is the traditional Japanese custom of viewing cherry or plum blossoms. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 7682000, cabq.gov. 4, LEAP Into Science: Sound Sleuths, 3:30-4:30pm. The vibrations that cause sound can be felt, heard and seen. Children start off as noisemakers but will progress to sound sleuths who can listen to and describe all that they hear and feel; ideal for ages 6-9 and their families. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abqlibrary.org. 6, Maker Lab, 2-3:30pm. Making and tinkering challenges include electronics, computer programming and robotics; grades 2-6. $10/$7 members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 6, The Great Ape-ril, 10am-2pm. Discover the threats and challenges facing the world's Great Apes; discovery and enrichment stations during this event. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 13, Engineering an Computing Science Discovery for Middle and High School Students, 1-3pm. Explore the relationships between electricity, magnetism and electrochemistry through hands-on, discovery-based activities. Conduct scientific and engineering experiments: build batteries, assemble electronic circuits and receive an introduction to object-oriented programming, microcontrollers and sensors. Bring a laptop with a USB port or use one of Explora’s. $10/$7 members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 14, Meet a Scientist, 1-4pm. Drop in and meet a local scientist as they share their work with visitors through activities and conversation. $6-$10/free under age 1 & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 19-20, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri through 8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night and learn about ocean animals. Meet marine animals up close at the touchpools, play a game, get crafty (ideas and supplies provided) and take in a marine movie during this sleep over; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; April’s theme is “Sea Adventures.” $30, Aquarium - ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 20, Earth Day Activities, noon-4pm. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 244-8300, explora.us 26, LEAP Into Science: One Inch at a Time, 3-5pm. Preschoolers measure objects using a variety of tools, including "inchworms"and tools like rulers and measuring tape. By measuring objects, preschoolers will begin to develop foun-

dational understanding about measurement. Free, South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta SW, 877-5170, abqlibrary.org. 26-29, City Nature Challenge ABQ 2019. Over four days the ABQ community will be competing with more than 130 other communities across the world to make and share observations of nature. citynaturechallenge.org.

Stage 4, The Frog Prince of Spamalot, 6pm. Hyronomous A. Frog doesn’t fit in anywhere. After learning that he used to be a handsome prince, he goes on a quest to get a kiss from a beautiful maiden in order to break the curse that turned him into a frog; presented by NM Young Actors. $6-$8, VSA North 4th Art Center, 4904 4th NW, 821-8055, holdmyticket.com. 11-14,Cirque Du Soleil Corteo, 7:30pm, Thu, Fri; 3:30 & 7:30pm, Sat; 1 & 5pm, Sun. Corteo is the latest Cirque du Soleil arena production. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat resulting in a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Santa Ana Star Center, 891-7300, 3001 Civic Center Cir NE, Rio Rancho, santaanastarcenter.com. 13-14, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Public Performances, 2pm. This musical is presented by NM Young Actors, based on the 1991 animated film and the French fairy tale. $12 adults/$10 12 and under, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 821-8055, kimotickets.com, nmyoungactors.org. 19-21, 26-28, Rumors [PG-13], 7:30pm, Fris and Sats; 2pm, Sat, Apr 20. At a large town home, the Deputy Mayor of NY has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four other couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. The confusions and miscommunications mount, as the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. $23/$21/$19 student 13 - university/ $15 child, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, abqlittletheatre.org.

Support Groups 18, Autism Dads Meetup, 6:30-8pm. A night to meet and socialize with other fathers, grandfathers, self-advocates and caregivers sharing the autism journey. Free, Nexus Brewery, 4730 Pan American E. FWY, 332-0306, nmautismsociety.org. 27 Gluten Intolerance Support Group, noon-2pm. Support for the newly diagnosed and all coping with these issues. Potluck and an educational discussion. Free, Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, glutenfreealbuquerque.com.

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2, 9, 16, 23, ¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class. Beginning and intermediate class geared for teenagers and adults; learn footwork, partner skills and choreography, no experience necessary, 6-7pm. Pay what you can, $5-$10, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 5, Teen Science Cafe, 5:30-7pm. Informal teen-friendly presentations and activities with local scientists, engineers and other professionals. Hands-on demos or activities to spark interest in STEM career options; snacks included. Free, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 9, Cafe Scientifique, 6-7:30pm. A program created by teens for teens. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org, teenscience.org. 9, Chat & Craft, 6:30-7:30pm. An hour of friendly conversation and a craft; all skill levels welcome. Supplies provided, registration required; ages 16+. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. 19, Roust the House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. Featuring local teen bands and soloists, all genres including spoken word artists. $3, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 22, Teen Night, 5:30-6:30pm. A funfilled interactive evening held by the NM Autism Society, RSVP by texting “TEEN” to 332-0306, 2300 Buena Vista SE, Suite 128, nmautismsociety.org.

For Teachers 9-13, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. School Group Performances, 10am, Tue-Fri (Fri sold out). Presented by NM Young Actors. $6, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 821-8055, kimotickets.com, nmyoungactors.org. 29-30, The Frog Prince of Spamalot, Touring to Schools 6pm. Hyronomous A. Frog doesn’t fit in anywhere. After learning that he used to be a handsome prince, he goes on a quest to get a kiss from a beautiful maiden in order to break the curse that turned him into a frog; presented by NM Young Actors. 8218055 to book performance, nmyoungactors.org.

tral NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 9, 2019-2020 Lottery for Media Arts Collaborative Charter School. MACCS is the state’s only media arts-focused public school. MACCS prepares graduates for positions in the media industries and for the rigors of post-secondary education in a safe learning community. Apply online or call. Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, 4401 Central NE, Bldg #2, 243-1957, nmmediaarts.org. 11, One Poem: Many Voices/Un Poema: Tantas Voces, 5:30pm. The Un Poema project engages elementary, middle and high school students as well as their teachers and families in the translation of a single poem by a contemporary poet writing in Spanish. The translators (young and old) share their work with one another, their families, and the general public, celebrate the poem, and discuss the ways that different readers understand and interpret un poema. Salon Ortega, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 13, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, 12:30-4pm. Grades 5-10 can find the fun in math through engaging activities. $10, UNM Student Union Building, UNM, jrmf.org/events/jrmfunm. 15-21, Math EGGS-travaganza. A limited number of eggs will be hidden throughout Explora each morning with different things inside. One egg per child, included with admission, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 21, Math Activity, 2-4pm. Try an activity hosted by 12 Months of Math, a project of STEM-NM. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, 12MonthsofMath.org, explora.us. 27, Financial Literacy Workshop for Children and Families, 1-3pm. Ageappropriate activities based on earning, spending, saving and growing money. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

Especially for Parents 11, Science on Tap, 5:30-6:30pm. A science talk sponsored by UNM, Explora and the National Museum of Nuclear History & Science, see website for topic. Free, O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 2556782, scienceontapnm.blogspot.com.

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Also of Interest 6, Teddy Bear Picnic, 1:30-3:30pm. Dress in your picnic best and have a full picnic lunch, a teddy bear story, crafts and games. Bring a blanket and a plush pal. Call to register, $8, Cabezon Community Center and Park, 2307 Cabezon SE, Rio Rancho, 891-5015, rrnm.gov/Parksand Rec. 8, Teen Game Night, 5:30-7:30pm. Game club with snacks, board games, Nintendo Wii among others; ages 13+. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Cen-

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Our calendar is as accurate as possible, but times, places & dates of events can change, so be sure to call ahead. To have your events listed free in our next calendar, fill out our calendar form at newmexico-kids.com, or send date, time, place, cost, description of activity, sponsoring organization and contact phone to kids@newmexico-kids.com. The deadline is April 17 for listings in May/June. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

March Arts & Crafts Ongoing, Fine Art Fridays, 2:304:30pm. Weekly explorations into the arts with special guests and hands-on activities. Themes change monthly, activities change weekly. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, First Friday Art Activity, 5-7pm, 1st Fris. Create a masterpiece with supplies from the monthly Art Cart; all ages. Included with admission/ free to NM residents with ID and under 18, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 9461000, okeeffemuseum.org. 3, Friday Morning at Folk Art: Year of the Boar. Storytime, hands-on activities, family treasure hunt for pigs, in honor of the year of the pig. Free NM residents, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 4761200, internationalfolkart.org. 16, Green, Greener, Greenest!, 9:3011:30am. Find hues of green in Georgia O’Keeffe’s artwork in the galleries, then create artwork using as many shades of green as can be dreamt up; ages 4-12 and their grownups are invited to learn, create and have fun. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 19, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Craft activity for ages 6-12. Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 20, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Craft activity for ages 6-12. Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 20, Spring Break Family Program, 14pm. Hands-on art activities and an engaging scavenger hunt throughout the museum galleries. Ages 4-12 and their grownups are invited to learn, create and have fun together. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 21, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Craft activity for ages 6-12. Oliver La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano, 9554863, santafelibrary.org.

Dance Ongoing, Contra Dances in Santa Fe, 7-10:30pm 2nd & 4th Sats. NM Folk Music & Dance Society presents a live, traditional band and dancing. $8 members/$9

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non-members/½ off students w/ID. Locations vary, 345-8041, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Free Children’s Outreach Flamenco Class, 4:30-5:30pm, MonsThus. A flamenco dance and percussion class for ages 6-12. Free, El Flamenco de Santa Fe, 135 W Palace, 209-1302, entreflamenco.com. 1-3, NDI NM’s Spring Into Motion, 7pm, Fri & Sat; 2pm, Sun. NDINM celebrates its 25th anniversary with dance. Nationally and internationally renowned guest artists perform. $15/$10, Dance Barn Theatre, 1140 Alto, 983-7646, ndi-nm.org. 22-23, Flamenco Fiesta 2019: Spring Student Recital & Sevillanas Contest, 5:30-7pm. The Santa Fe-based, world-renowned group, Compañia Chuscales y Mina Fajardo will perform with their flamenco students. All contestants who wish to compete in the contest must come with their partner; prizes include gift cards and free class passes. $25/$20 seniors and students/$20 contest entry fee, Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Maria, 424-1601, theatroparaguas.org, brownpapertickets.com.

adult artists, the artists of the Youth Market carry traditional art forms into the future. These youth create silver jewelry, colorful textiles, tin frames, bultos, retablos and more. Also featured is the video, Nine Hispanic Artists, that shows contemporary artists demonstrating the creation of each of the traditional art forms found in Spanish Market. Spanish Colonial Arts, 750 Camino Lejo, 982-2226, spanishcolonial.org.

Fairs & Festivals Ongoing, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Mercado, 8am-3pm, Sats; 9am-5pm, Suns. See Americana, international art, vintage Western memorabilia, tribal and global fine art. El Museo Cultural Museum, 250-8929, 555 Camino de la Familia, elmuseocultural.org.

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Exhibits Ongoing, Free Admission, 5-7pm, 1st Fris & 1st Suns. NM residents enjoy free admission with ID. NM Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. Ongoing, Free First Sunday, 10am5pm. Visit the Case Trading Post and view exhibits: LIT The Work of Rose B. Simpson, Old Man Looking Backward: Bob Haozous and Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry. Free, Wheelright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo, 982-4636, wheelwright.org. Ongoing, GenNext Reboot. This exhibit showcases contemporary artists who stretch the boundaries of traditional NM art. GenNext Reboot introduces new works and five new artists: Frank Blazquez, William Lyday, Autry Macias, Michael Martinez and Alberto Zalma. $10, Spanish Colonial Arts, 750 Camino Lejo, 982-2226, spanishcolonial.org. Ongoing, Multiple Visions: A Common Bond. With more than 10,000 objects to see, this exhibit appeals to children and adults who can peer into the sets from different angles to see people and animals, puppets, dolls and small figures made of clay, wood, paper, cloth and plastic. Included with admission, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. Ongoing, Thursdays are Yours, 46:30pm. The museum encourages community access with free admission for ages 17 and under. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Wee Wednesdays, 9-11am, Weds. A morning of discovery and play; the museum opens an hour early for toddler-focused explorations, activities and storytime. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Youth Gallery. Mentored by

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Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 9848759, lensic.org. 14, Music for everyone Santa Fe Youth Symphony Assoc. 25th Anniversary, 7pm. SFYSA students will come together to perform in a collaborative musical showcase with a 90-minute concert featuring students in the Jazz, Mariachi, Orchestra and Con Vivo programs as well as local artists. $10-$40 concert only/$60-$90 concert and reception, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 984-8759, lensic.org. 28, NM School for the Arts Concert, 7pm. This concert will feature a curated program including classical, jazz and vocals styles, original student compositions and a wide variety of ensembles and presentations. $10 suggested donation, Site Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo De Peralta, 989-1199, sitesantafe.org.

Ongoing, Railyard Artisans Market, 10am-4pm, Suns. This market represents a wide array of NM artists and craftspeople. Free, Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavillion, santafefarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Saturday Farmers’ Market, 8am-1pm, Sats. Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard with veggies, meats, crafts and body care products among others. Free, Railyards, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Winter Market, 9am-4pm, Sats & Suns. Native American jewelry and art, vintage and antique American and Western Furniture and collectibles, books, textiles and clothing. Free, El Museo Cultural, 555 Camino de la Familia, 992-0591, railyardsantafe.com.

Library Events Ongoing, All Ages Chess, 3pm, Fris. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org.

Music 3, Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players, 2pm. An afternoon of music and fun with games and crafts with the concert beginning at 3pm. Roberts specializes in children’s show business with catchy pop tunes; all ages. Free/reserved seating, Lensic Performing

9, Little Earth School Open House, 10:30am-12:30pm. Tour begins at 10:30am, preschool-elementary: “Where Children Love to Learn.” New program for twoyear-olds where children can learn through an integrated, developmentally appropriate and experiential curriculum including art, music, Spanish, yoga and multicultural studies with an emphasis on respect for self and others. Or call to schedule a visit. Free, Little Earth School, 321 W. Zia, 988-1968, LittleEarthSchool.org. 12, Little Earth School Day Tour, 9am. Serving students from preschool to elementary. Or call to schedule a visit. Free, Little Earth School, 321 W. Zia, 9881968, LittleEarthSchool.org. 19, Santa Fe Waldorf Visitor Morning, 8-10:30am. Explore a new school of thought, explore a new school; global K12 for unstandardized minds. Free, 26 Puesta del Sol, 467-6431, santafewaldorf.org.

School Break Camps 18-22, ARTsmart Spring Break Camp, 8am-noon. Innovative visual arts camps that nurture children’s creativity. The theme “This is the Land We Love,” celebrates the beauty and diversity of NM with art projects including sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking. Fee includes materials, healthy snacks, a sketchbook and a t-shirt. $150, ARTsmart, 1201 Parkway, 992-2787, athomas@artsmartnm.org. 18-22, Spring Break Camp: “Rock It To The Moon,” 9:30am-3:30pm. Themes include geology, aviation, rockets and a little rock ‘n’ roll; ages 6-12. $265 per child, $10 before and after care, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 18-22, Wise Fool Spring Break Camp, 9am-3:30pm. For students in grades 2-7; no experience necessary. Learn stiltwalking, unicycling, aerial fabric, trapeze, juggling, puppet-making and clowning. $285 for the week, 1131 B Siler Rd, wisefoolnewmexico.org/classes youth-programs, 992-2588.


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18-22, YMCA Spring Break Camp, 7:30am-5:30pm. Children ages 5-12 will enjoy fun and engaging experiences through hands-on exploration. $130/week, Lowrance Family YMCA, 6537 Airport, 595-1515, opt 4, ymcacnm.org.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Daily Animal Feeding, 4pm. A group of animals is fed every day: Mons, Weds, Fris: turtles, tortoise, salamanders, toads & fish; Tues: lizards; Sats: snakes & lizards; Suns: tarantulas & other arachnids. $7/$5/$6 NM resident/$4 kids/free ages 2 and under. Harrell House Bug Museum, 542 N. Guadalupe, 695-8569, harrellhouse.com. Ongoing, Garden Sprouts Pre-K Activities, 10am, Fris. Children ages 3-5 and their caregiver can join an outdoor classroom; listen to a story and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. Ongoing, Meet Cornelius, 3:30-4pm. Come say “Hi” to the museum’s corn snake and watch him eat his weekly meal. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Science Saturday, 1-3pm. Science fun for all ages with guest scientists and STEM instructors conducting experiments and exploration. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Seeds and Sprouts, 10amnoon, Thus. A program in the garden that will teach children about seasonal growing cycles and related gardening practices; hands-on gardening and naturethemed activities change weekly. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 8, Planetarium Night, 5-7pm. Learn about space through fun hands-on activities and let imaginations soar in Stargazer, a portable planetarium as well as meet some feathered friends who also love the night sky. $5/$3 members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 12, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Fun science experiments for ages 6 to 12. Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 13, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Fun science experiments for ages 6 to 12. Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 14, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Fun science experiments for ages 6-12. Oliver La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 20, Community Day at the Garden, 11am-3pm. Free admission for NM residents and students (please bring ID). Visitors can relax under shading ramadas, discover a century-old red bridge and explore the Art Trail. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4719103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

23, 30, Growing Together in the Garden: Family Program, 2-3pm. Gardening classes with the opportunity for sharing the love of gardening. $15/$10 member, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Stage 22, AV Club: Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung for Children (and the Young at Heart), 6-7:30pm. A shortened, one-act version of the magnum opus Ring of Nibelungs, a mini-opera invoking gods, demi-gods and a hero of old German and Nordic tales; in German with English subtitles. Free, Marlene Nathan Meyerson Auditorium, Site Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo De Peralta, 989-1199, sitesantafe.org.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, After School Reading Club, 3-4:30pm, Tues & Weds except Mar 20. Stories, games, crafts and activities to encourage reading and using the library; grades K-4; registration required. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, Santa Fe Area Public Libraries. Santa Fe area libraries offer several reading and storytelling activities including Spanish and bilingual events. Check santafelibrary.org and vglibrary.org for full schedules. 3, GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series with Shawn Price (Diné), 24pm. Shawn will share his knowledge and traditional teachings regarding weaving as more than just art or a trade good, as weaving has defined the spiritual and cultural core and identity of the Navajo People. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1272, miaclab.org.

Support Groups Ongoing, Adoption Support Group of Santa Fe, 6pm, 1st Weds. For birth parents, adoptees and women who have lost a child through adoption and adoptive parents. Call for details. Free, Christus St. Vincent Hospital Dental Building, 465 St Michael’s Dr, Ste 201, 466-3839, asgsf.org. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Group, 6:15-7:30pm, 2nd Thus. Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain, and discusses how to improve lives while living with epilepsy. Call 243-9119 or check website for times. Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group in Santa Fe, 2nd Thus, 4:30-6:30pm. The first hour is social time which includes dinner; the 2nd hour child care, adults group discussion, speakers, discuss the joys and challenges of being a primary caregiver as a grandparent. 1911 5th St, suite 100, RSVP and check for updates by calling 703-864-5789. 1911 5th, Suite 100, lascumbres-NM.org.

Ongoing, La Leche League of Santa Fe Meeting, 1pm, 2nd Thus. All mothers and mothers-to-be are welcome. Encouragement, support and discussions on various topics of breastfeeding. Call for details, free, Indigo Baby, 185 Paseo De Peralta, 466-2738, llli.org. Ongoing, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group in Santa Fe, noon, 2nd Mons, noon; 4th Mons, 6pm. Meetings for families, friends and caregivers. Always open to new members. Dragonstone Building, 313 Camino Alire, room 307, 395-6204, namisantafe.org. 15, Santa Fe Autism Support Group, 6:30-8pm. A meeting for those living in Santa Fe and surrounding areas. Free, Holy Family Episcopal Church, 10 Bisbee Court, 332-0306, nmautismsociety.org.

Teachers Ongoing, Programs for Schools and Groups at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Several choices of thematic tours with related hands-on activities for grades K-8 are available. Special thematic tours for high school students may be arranged and include a gallery or classroom activity. Contact Dina Velarde to schedule a school tour. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 4761272, miaclab.org or MIAC.Education@state.nm.us. Ongoing, Teacher Study Guides. Pandemonium Productions offers an educational study guide to teachers who bring classes to a show. Call 920-0704 to request, pandemoniumprod.org.

with admission, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1272, miaclab.org.

Just for Teens 8, To Be Determined! Improv, 7pm. This is theatrical comedy show and each is different, unscripted and unrehearsed and based on a single word or phrase from the audience. The performers are part of the Santa Fe School of Improv. $15/$10 SF Improv Student, Warehouse 21 Theatre, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 933-8663, santafeschoolofimprov.com, brownpapertickets.com. 18-22, American Red Cross Free Lifeguard Class, 8:30am-5:30pm. Participants must be a minimum of 15 years of age to enroll and must be able to complete a swimming pretest to enroll. Free, Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road, 395-0781, chavezcenter.com.

Especially for Parents 2, W00d Gormley Private Parents’ Night Out, 5:45-10:15pm. Popcorn snack, a hands-on project and all regular exhibits open with at least one media offering. Children will be allowed to bring snacks or picnic dinner, pajamas and sleeping bags are optional. $30 per child/$27 for siblings, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

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Also of Interest Ongoing through April 1, Early Bird Pricing, Santa Fe Waldorf Summer Camps. For grades 2-5, June 10-Aug 5, eight-week long themed sessions. 26 Puesta del Sol, 467-6431, santafewaldorf.org/camps. Ongoing, Railyard Artisan Market, 10am-4pm, Suns. Pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, hand-blown glass, artisanal teas and handmade herbal body products. Free, Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Train Club, 11am-1pm. Explore the world of trains and build model sets with the SF Model Railroad Club. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 4, Culture Day at the Roundhouse, 8am-4pm. Celebrate NM culture and show the Legislators support of the NM Museum of Art in the rotunda. Talk to staff, take photos at a night-themed photo booth and enjoy art-themed activities. Free, NM State Capitol, 411 State Capitol, santafe.org. 8, Family Movie Night, 7pm. PG-rated films, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 4667323, vglibrary.org. 13, Pueblo Pottery Demonstration with Barbara and Cavan Gonzales of San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1-4pm. Included

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Arts & Crafts 7, Friday Morning at Folk Art: Earth Day. Storytime, hands-on activities, visit the biggest knitted hat of recycled plastic and a giant trash weaving loom, join for family cardboard loom trash weaving. Free NM residents, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 16, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Craft activity for ages 6 to 12. Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 17, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Craft activity for ages 6-12. Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 18, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Craft activity for ages 6-12. Oliver La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano, 9554863, santafelibrary.org.

Fairs & Festivals 27, Santa Fe Earth Day Celebration, noon-4pm. Celebrate the Earth’s plants, animals and insects while learning how to protect the delicate ecosystem. The event will include community booths with interactive activities, live music and sustain-

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ably sourced food vendors. Free, Railyard Park Conservancy, 740 Cerillos, 316-3596, railyardpark.org.

Open Houses 2, Santa Fe Waldorf Visitor Morning, 8-10:30am. Explore a new school of thought, explore a new school; global K12 for unstandardized minds. Free, 26 Puesta del Sol, 467-6431, santafewaldorf.org.

Science & Nature 9, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Fun science experiments for ages 6-12. Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 10, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Fun science experiments for ages 6-12. Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 11, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Fun science experiments for ages 6-12. Oliver La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 12, Earth Day, 5-7pm. Make a tiny terrarium and listen to live music; have fun learning about recycling. $5/$3 members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 20, 27, Growing Together in the Garden: Family Program, 2-3pm. Gardening classes with the opportunity for sharing the love of gardening. $15/$10 member, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 22, Community Day at the Garden, 11am-3pm. Free admission for NM residents and students (please bring ID). Visitors can relax under shading ramadas, discover a century-old red bridge and explore the Art Trail. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4719103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Stage 24, Monte Del Sol Charter School Presents Mentorship Festival, 8:45am. This festival is the culmination of the school’s 8-month mentorship program. Students have directed plays, produced films, composed songs, designed furniture, built bicycles, written books, explored quantum mechanics, studied polymer chemistry and trained service dogs. Free, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 984-8759, lensic.org.

Also of Interest Ongoing, Downtown Daily Tours, 9:30, 9:35, 9:45am & 1:30, 1:35, 1:45pm. Downtown tours are one hour and 45 minutes long and fee includes admission to Loretto Chapel; cash only time of tour, reserve with card online. $15/free under 16, multiple starting points, see site for details, 660-8199, historicwalksofsantafe.com.

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Ongoing, Ghostwalkers Walking Tour, 5:30 & 5:45 pm departures Tues, Fris & Sats. A journey back in time where attendees can hear the legendary folk tales of the Pueblos, Spanish and Wild, wild, West. Bring cameras incase of “ghostly” encounters, which have been reported. $15/person, 5:30pm, Hilton Santa Fe, 100 Sandoval; 5:45pm, Eldorado Hotel, 309 W. San Francisco, historicwalksofsantafe.com. 10, Pueblo Pottery Demonstration with Elizabeth and Marcellus Medina of Zia Pueblo, 1-4pm. Included with admission, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1272, miaclab.org. 12, Family Movie Night, 7pm. PG- rated films, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 4667323, vglibrary.org.

Elsewhere in the Region PUEBLO FEAST DAYS Full Schedule: indianpueblo.org/ 19-pueblos/feast-days or visitalbuquerque.org. Before attending one of these vibrant cultural celebrations, be sure to review Native American cultural etiquette. March 19, St. Joseph’s Feast Day: Harvest Dance and Various Dances, Laguna Pueblo (Old Laguna), 455-4400, lagunapueblo.org, indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/. Easter Weekend: Basket and Corn Dances at most Pueblos. indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/. April 21, Easter Sunday, various dances at most Pueblos. Nambe Pueblo: Bow & Arrow Dance after Mass (455-4400, nambepueblo.org); Zia Pueblo: various dances (867-3304, zia.com); Jemez Pueblo, Corn Dance (575-834-7235, jemezpueblo.com); Picuris Pueblo, various dances (575-587-2519, picurispueblo.org); Santo Domingo Pueblo, Corn Dance (465-2214, santodomingotribe.org); call other Pueblos directly for information. indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/.

LOS ALAMOS Ongoing, Birth Talk, 6:30-8pm, 1st Mons. A community talk circle for people hoping for, expecting and remembering their transition to parenthood. A safe space to share stories and to learn about

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options during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Free, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 6624515, lafsn.org. Ongoing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 5:30-7:30pm, 2nd Mons. Join this kinship support group to connect with others who are navigating the unexpected challenges of raising a grandchild and learn about helpful resources. Dinner and childcare provided at no cost; RSVP by 9am. Free, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 6624515, lafsn.org. Ongoing, Toddler Crafts, 10:30amnoon, 2nd Tues. These monthly crafts are a pleasure for grown-ups and kids; March: “Shamrock Suncatcher;” April: “Paper Plate Rabbit Masks. Free, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 6624515, lafsn.org. March 2, Early Intervention Fair, 9am-1pm. Learn about some of the resources available to support children during their earliest years in a casual, no-pressure atmosphere. Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 6624515, lafsn.org. March 6 & April 3, Toddler Tunes, 10:30-11am. Children and parents get a chance to experiment with percussion instruments and sing together while Bonnie Olsen shares simple ways to engage children in music. Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 662-4515, lafsn.org. March 7, 14, 21 & April 4, 11, 16, Circle of Security, 6-7:30pm. Learn how to establish a secure parent/child relationship with this research-based program. For parents of infants and toddlers, as well as foster, adoptive and parents to be. Free, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 662-4515, lafsn.org. March 9 & April 13, Special Saturday, 10am-noon. This is a program for kids grades K-12 with diagnosed developmental or physical special needs and includes fun activities for the kids and break for parents; includes activity and snacks. March topic: “Climbing at the Y;” April topic: Seed Planting $10, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 6624515, lafsn.org. March 16, Parenting the Love and Logic Way: Love and Logic Teen, 8am-noon. This class is for all parents of teens: raise resilient youth who make responsible choices, establish healthy control without resorting to anger, threats, nagging or power struggles; registration required. Free, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 662-4515, lafsn.org. March 17, Hike to Guaje Canyon Overlook, 9:45am-3pm. The group will stop at the overlook to have a picnic lunch and enjoy the views; registration required, space limited. $10 family/$5 person; members: $8 family/$4 person. Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon, 662-0460, peecnature.org. March 19, Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Take Over the Nature Center, 6pm. Puttputt your way through the nature center to learn about what these organizations have to offer. Win free passes to the pool and ice rink, hear about the latest news on the trails and try on snowshoes.

There will also be a film in the planetarium, s’mores at the fire pit, velcro golf and drawings for gift baskets; all ages. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon, 662-0460, peecnature.org. April 27, EarthDay Festival, 10am2pm. Entertainment, activities and food. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon, 662-0460, peecnature.org.

SIPAPU March 16, 16th Annual Cardboard Derby, 8am-1pm. Build a vessel using only cardboard, duct tape, string or twine and paint. Race alone or with a team down the mountain for a chance to win prizes. Divisions are junior (12 and under), Teen (13-20) and adult. $10 per vessel, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, 5224 Highway 518, Vadito, sipapu.ski. March 27, 15th Annual Pond Skim Contest, noon. Skiers and boarders test their balance and bravery to try to stay dry as they race down the mountain to attempt to “skim” across the man-made “Lake Sipapu;” registration and helmets required. Free, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, 5224 Highway 518, Vadito, sipapu.ski.

TAOS Ongoing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5:307:30pm, 1st Weds. Support group includes supportive discussion, help accessing resources, nutritional food and child care with child-focused activities. Enos Garcia Elementary School, 305 Don Fernando, 575-224-3197, lascumbres-NM.org. March 1, Black History Month Mini Exhibit, 10am-5pm. Explore Black Political and Visual History in the Fine Arts Room. Free, Taos Public Library, 402 Cam De La Placita, 758-3063, taoslibrary.org. March 1, Taos Freeride Championships (West Basin and Kachina), 8am-5pm. A 2 Star and 4 Star Freeride World Qualifying event in conjunction with the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association and the Freeride World Tour. Taos Ski Valley, livetaos.com. March 2, Taos Chamber Music Group Presents Black Canvas, 5:30pm. Elizabeth Baker, violin; Sally Guenther, cello; Nancy Laupheimer, flute; Debra Ayers, piano. $25/$20/$12 students, Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux, 758-9826, harwoodmuseum.org. March 16, Bowling for a Benefit, 69pm. Enjoy cosmic bowling with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, a not for profit organization that empowers young people with hopeful futures by providing work on community service projects centered on conservation. Gutters Bowling Alley, 520 Plaza Cañon, livetaos.com. March 16, National Theater in HD: Antony and Cleopatra, 11am. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in this tragedy of politics, passion and power. $18/$15 members/free 17 and under. Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, 758-4677, tcataos.org.


Let’s Read Let’s Read Let’s Read These book reviews were written by Christine Laffler’s 4th grade students at Manzano Day School.

Blended Author: Sharon M. Draper Publisher: Atheneum/ Caitlyn Dlouhy Books Ages: 8-12 This book is about a girl named Isabella who loves to play the piano. Isabella’s mom is white and her dad is black; that’s why it’s called Blended. When her parents were still together, they fought about al-

most everything. Then Isabella’s parents got divorced. One week she’s Izzy with her mom, and the next she’s Isabella with her dad. She has to switch houses, backpacks, and even identities. When she’s with her dad, people think she belongs with him. They both have darker skin. But when she’s with her mom, people stare at them like they don’t belong together. This bothers her. It seems like Isabella’s parents will never get along until Isabella’s almost brother, Darren, has to drive her to her piano recital. They get stopped by the police just because of their race and then something terrible happens. You’ll have to read this book to find out what happens next. I think this book is for all people. People like you, people like me, people whose parents are divorced and people who are blended. The author, Sharon M. Draper, is an amazing writer and I think this book is absolutely awesome. Livia T., 9

The Witching Hours: The Vampire Knife Author: Jack Henseleit Art: Ryan Andrews Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Ages: 9-12 Anna is a 12 year old who loves reading. She especially loves her book, Fairy Tales for Daring Children, which is about vampires, goblins, and other mythical creatures. She lets her imagination run away with these stories. One day, the Professor (Anna’s dad) takes Anna and her little brother Max all the way to Transylvania so he can study at a special library. Once there, they meet an innkeeper and her daughter, Isabella. Isabella tells Max and Anna a scary story about a vampire and then Max suddenly disappears. It’s up to Anna to remember all of

baby doll. Meanwhile, Charlotte's dog, Bluetooth, is not too happy about not getting much attention so

business at school but it isn’t really making enough money, and then there’s this mean kid, Asa Banks, too. Ok is treated badly at school and doesn’t have a lot of friends but then this one girl, Mickey, starts to be his friend. Then a man at church starts getting dreamy with Ok’s mom. Ok sort of loses it and wants to run away. I like that Ok tries to figure stuff out in this book. It is very descriptive overall and has a lot of twists and turns. It’s a great book and I’d give it a 5 out of 5. Andres T., 9

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he runs off with the new doll and almost destroys it. Charlotte gets upset and goes into her lab to fix her new toy. As she tries to fix the doll, she uses her smarts and engineering skills to add a few extra touches. I liked this book because the author, Shanda McCloskey, writes about a smart girl who likes technology and dolls too. Lily S., 9

Author: Angela DiTerlizzi Illustrator: Samantha Cotterill Publisher: Beach Lane Books Ages: 4-8 Have you ever felt like you had nothing to do on a rainy day? Well this book is perfect for you. It is

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her fairy tale knowledge to save Max. You’ll have to read the book to see if Anna finds Max. I liked this book because it is full of action. It’s suspenseful and makes you want to read more. Thankfully, there’s another book in the series. Landon A-L., 10

Author: Patti Kim Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Ages: 10 and up Have you been treated unfairly? Ok is the main character of this story, in which he and his mom struggle to pay the bills. They are Korean-American. They have very little money even though Ok’s mom works a lot. Ok decides to help turn things

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Author: Shanda McCloskey Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Ages 4-7 When you think of girls playing with dolls, I’ll bet you think of little girls playing family, with a mommy taking care of her baby. Not in this book, Doll-E 1.0! In this book a girl named Hannah, 8 Charlotte likes to code and play with technology. Then one day she gets a

about a girl who can’t find anything to do on a rainy day. So she opens a magical package and inside it’s glitter. This book is extra special because the pages actually feel like someone glued the glitter onto them. The author writes the story in rhyme and tells the message that although glitter is sparkly, the most sparkly thing is you. I like that message, because it makes you feel like you can do anything. Aiden V., 9

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The Young Scientist By AILEEN O’CATHERINE

Our planet is faced with a dilemma. Could your pee or poo be a solution to the problem? Scientists have been researching how waste, human and other, could be used to create power that is clean, renewable and sustainable. The results are promising. Currently fossil fuels are burned to power vehicles and create energy such as electricity. Cars use gasoline for power, but a car’s exhaust emits pollutants that warm the atmosphere, accelerating climate change. Coalfired power plants break down carbon molecules to create energy, but this process also results in air pollution and global warming. Waste is plentiful. People visit toilets every day, and in some locations, the pit, field or other location, where they relieve themselves. It is possible, though, that our waste is being wasted. There are more than 7 billion people on the planet, and scientists want to turn human wastes into renewable sources of energy. In some areas of developing countries, electricity isn’t readily available. Many homes rely on generators powered by gasoline to supply them with electricity. But generators create waste gas in the form of carbon monoxide that pollutes the atmosphere. A group of inventive teenage girls from Nigeria developed a system to produce fuel from urine so they could power a home generator. The generator ran on hydrogen gas instead of gasoline. They used the electricity from their generator to break down the water in the urine into hydrogen and oxy-

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gen. (Each molecule of water contains two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.) Then they cleaned the gases to remove impurities and any water vapor. This created hydrogen fuel. Their generator broke down one liter of urine to produce enough hydrogen gas to run their generator for six hours. In contrast, it takes about seven liters of gas to run a generator for the same amount of time. While their generator system used electricity, it didn’t emit any pollution. It’s one step closer toward a cleaner future. Scientists think a cheaper and simpler way of generating electricity could be found with microbial fuel cells that run on urine. One day we may power up with pee. “Electric bacteria” are living cells that eat waste and breathe out electrici- This BioBus in Bristol, England, was the first bus powered by human waste. ty as a result. These bacteria transfer electrons while breaking down the organic compounds in the urine. In normal electricity generation, electrons move by being given to electron receptors inside fuel cells. Electric bacteria work differently. They transfer electricity by direct contact with an electrode, which allows them to become “bio-batteries.” The design of a microbial fuel cell is simple, and no carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. They’re also cheap to develop. This bioenergy could revolutionize the way we make electricity. In England, the GENeco Bio-Bus ran for a period of time in Bristol, taking commuters to locations inside and outside the city. The bus was powered by human waste made from food, sewage and commercial liquid wastes. The gas created from those wastes, called biomethane, is the result of a natural process called anaerobic digestion (AD), where the organic matter in the waste is broken down by microorganisms to create the methane-rich bio-gas. The BioBus produces far less pollution than a regular bus. At this stage in its development, the BioBus has to refuel frequently, but with continued design refinements, it could help create a more sustainable future.


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Powering Our Future: Middle School Students Design Resilient Cities By AMY SUN

“Natural disasters — earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes — pose serious threats to cities and citizens. The damage from these events can severely disrupt every aspect of life in an affected region. Especially now, in the wake of recent catastrophic events, engineers, architects and city leaders face the critical task of creating “resilient cities.” This description on the national Future Cities Competition website opened the invitation to middle school students to don their design hats. In Albuquerque, the New Mexico Future City Competition held its 6th Regional Finals at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning on January 12. It focused on designs of a resilient city infrastructure. For the third year in a row, students at Albuquerque’s Annunciation Catholic School took home the top regional prize, this time for Citta Forte, which was designed by six students on the team. It is equipped with smart grid technologies, autonomous vehicles and shockabsorbing buildings that can withstand earthquakes. Thirty-seven teams of 6th through 8th graders competed for the spot to represent New Mexico at the National Future City Competition on February 19 to 21 in Washington, DC. Schools in urban and rural communities across the state participated, including Grants, Mescalero, Taos, Española, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. In the U.S., more than 40,000 students representing 1,350 schools take part in the Future City Competition

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Students from Annunciation Catholic School in Albuquerque show off their award at the 6th Regional Finals of the New Mexico Future City Competition. From left to right, Ron Darnell, PNM Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Students Brian Kalb, Paul David Horton, Christopher Coash, Malachi Peña, Lucas Martinez, and Alejandro Sapien, and N.M. Future Cities Competition Regional Coordinator Amy Sun. Photo by DiscoverE.

every year. Working on a team with an educator and STEM mentor, students presented their vision of the future through a virtual city design using SimCity Software. Each team also brought a scaled physical model of a resilient city that could withstand and recover from natural disasters. Students additionally submitted a 1,500-word essay. Then they gave a short presentation to a panel of STEM professionals. Since 2013, the New Mexico Future City Competition has been supported by generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers. These include New Mexico’s two national laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory, four professional societies, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Chinese Institute of Engineers-New Mexico, the New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, along with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning, the University of New Mexico School of Engineering and private businesses. In 2018, Public Service Company of New Mexico joined as a sponsor. Two of New Mexico’s teams have been invited to the White House Science Fair for their extraordinary work, in 2014 and 2015, from Albuquerque Academy and Española’s James H. Rodriguez Elementary respectively. These students were selected by the national Future City Competition organizers, who were especially impressed that students at James H. Rodriguez Elementary made their presentation in four languages: Spanish, English, Tewa and American Sign Language. Annunciation Catholic School teams have previously competed at the national level and won Finals Special Awards. In 2017, the team Future Falls won the Special Award sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. In 2018, the team Vida Sana won the Special Award sponsored by the Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers. Visit futurecity.org/New-Mexico for more information or contact NewMexico@futurecity.org Dr. Amy Sun is the N. M. Regional Coordinator for the Future City Competition Regional Competition and works at Sandia National Laboratories. As a college student, Dr. Sun was inspired by STEM activities during Engineers Week.

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Entertainment Exotics of the Rainforest – A former schoolteacher brings about 25 exotic & endangered animals to entertain & fascinate, animals usually only seen in a zoo! We bring snakes, parrots, spiney-tailed lizard, green tree frog, whitethroated monitor, blue-tongued skink, bearded dragon & view (nontouching) tarantulas and more. Select animals may be touched, held or petted. Great for schools. Program includes short, fun & educational video, monkey puppet show & make-believe "rain forest journey" w/rainstick. All ages. Available Mon–Sat. Fixed rates: generally, Abq area $235 day & $260 evening/75-minute program; SF area $260 day/$275 evening. We do birthday parties! Also great for grandparents. We visit nursing/assisted living care facilities. Call 220-4737 cell, 896-3133 office or email carolyn.macaws@gmail.com. Website: exoticsoftherainforest.com.

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Connecting Kids to Nature in Our Own Backyard By REBECCA D’AGOSTINE

Book by Linda Woolverton

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Music by Alan Menken

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With the rise of the internet, children have begun to think that nature is exotic and far away, in places like the African Serengeti or Antarctica. Everyday life for children has largely shifted to the indoors, in front of a screen. In turn, children lack understanding or appreciation of nature and local biodiversity. New Mexico ranks second, after California, in diversity of terrestrial mammals. Take a drive through our state and you can see Alpine tundra, white sand dunes, grasslands and marshes. This diversity of New Mexico ecosystems supports a wide range of plant and animal species. On Earth Day at Railroad Yard Park, children are encouraged to look In fact, there are 4,000 more closely at nature. Courtesy photo. species of bees in North America and 1,100 live in New Mexico. Bees, our unsung heroes, help fertilize plants, which produce the food we eat. Some may think that pelicans only live on the bays of California, Florida, and the Gulf Coast, but in fact, they frequent the lakes and streams of New Mexico. Sightings of jaguars have also been reported here. From common ground squirrels to endangered long-nosed bats, the diversity of species plays an important role in maintaining our local ecosystems. With spring arriving, now is the perfect time to explore the incredible biodiversity all around us. That doesn’t have to mean backpacking expeditions in the Gila Wilderness or epic backcountry road trips. The natural world is right outside your front door. How many different types of plants can you find in your backyard? Your local park? Listen for bird calls and dig for worms. What kinds of trees grow in your neighborhood? Who visits those trees? This April, you can explore all these things and more at Railyard Park’s Earth Day Celebration in Santa Fe. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27. Come meet our wildlife ambassadors and enjoy a day of interactive activities and demonstrations. The Railyard Park Conservancy, in collaboration with dozens of local organizations, is hosting a free, family-friendly Earth Day centered around the 2019 theme of “Protect Our Species,” which will highlight local biodiversity. For the curious and the crafty, a “Local Species Costume-Making Station” will be set up for kids to learn about and dress up as their favorite local threatened species. “Animal parades” will take place throughout the day for kids to show off their tails, feathers and paws. The park’s Children’s Play Area also will be hosting a spring preview of Sand Play Saturdays, when toddlers can play with sand, water and kitchen tools. For older kids, there will be opportunities to touch worms, compost and mud. Like all Railyard Park Conservancy events, Earth Day is designed to educate and inspire. Visitors can expect free workshops, live music, opportunities to come face to face with threatened species, games for kids and families, sustainably sourced food vendors, nature play and a chance to discover the many organizations in the Santa Fe area that work to protect and enhance our local environment. We’re all in this together. For up-to-date information, visit railyardpark.org. To volunteer, email shannon@railyardpark.org. Railyard Park Earth Day Celebration: Saturday, April 27 at Railyard Park, Santa Fe. noon to 4 p.m. FREE! Rebecca D’Agostine is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Railyard Park Conservancy in Santa Fe, the non-profit that manages the horticultural care, programming and public art in Railyard Park.


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Making And Keeping Friends By TONIA CASELMAN, PHD, LCSW

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Tonia Caselman, PhD, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in child development. She has published over 20 therapy games and books for children and is currently in private practice specializing in children’s social, emotional and behavioral health.

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Good social skills are vital for life success. They affect academic performance, behavior, peer and family relationships and selfperception. While children don't have to be popular, they do need the ability to interact well with others. Research suggests that being sociable -- and having a good social network -- increases resilience and reduces the risk of low self-esteem, dropping out of high school and drug and alcohol abuse. While most children acquire social skills through everyday interactions, there are many children who do not pick up these skills and must be taught them in concrete ways. Many schools offer social skills training in which children are taught how to read body language, enter a group and have a conversation, how to play fairly -- such as following rules and taking turns – and how to solve problems and resolve conflicts. If your child seems to lack the social competence of her or his peers, ask the school counselor if a social skills group is available or if she or he would be willing to start one. As a parent, you can also help by implementing some of the following suggestions: ● Make sure that your child has plenty of informal playdates. While organized activities have their place, it is during unstructured playdates that children learn to cooperate, negotiate and connect with one another. Be careful not to let playdates go too long, however. ● Teach and practice impulse control. Remind your child to stop and think, “Does this statement help me to look friendly?” before speaking. ● Teach social “rules.” For example, if hosting a play date, rules might include (1) never leave the guest alone and (2) the guest always decides what to play. ● Practice with your child how to give compliments, such as “Good shot!” or “You are really smart in math.” ● Give your child strategies for handling teasing, such as the “tease the tease” technique, in which the child is taught to make fun of the other person’s teasing statement -- NOT the person. Examples are: “I heard that in preschool” and “That’s so old, it’s got dust on it!” ● Practice reading facial expressions. You can do this by watching kidfriendly TV shows, not cartoons, with the sound turned off. Also discuss the characters’ thoughts and feelings based on body language. ● Teach your child how to admit mistakes and apologize. Let her or him know that it takes a lot of courage to do this. ● Play board games that teach social skills. Some of these include Circle of Friends, Social Conflict Game and The Social Skills Game. ● Download apps that teach social skills so that when your child is alone she or he can still be learning about social interaction. Some of these include Say It or Not, How Would You Feel If… and The Social Navigator. ● Read children’s books about friendships and social skills. There are many of these on the market today, such as Stand in My Shoes by Bob Sornson, How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown and The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. If you need further information about how to help your child increase her or his social competence, two excellent books for parents include Good Friends Are Hard to Find by Fred Frankel and Helping the Child Who Doesn’t Fit In by Stephen Nowicki and Marshall Duke. In the same ways you help your child to be academically successful, be sure to help her or him be socially successful.

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New Mexico Kids! 2019 Preview Guide To Summer Activities Residential Camps & Overnight Expeditions Congregation Albert’s Camp Oranim, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-1818; Email: education@congregationalbert.org; Contact: Rachel Sternheim. Camp Oranim – New Mexico’s Jewish sleep-away summer camp! July 28-Aug. 4, at Camp Stoney (just outside Santa Fe). Camp Oranim provides a variety of experiences each day that include fun, games, sports, nature and the arts – all within a Jewish environment. Campers from throughout the state, from Las Cruces to Santa Fe, make Camp Oranim part of their summer plans. Our camp staff makes wholesome, “home-cooked� nutritious meals from scratch and we cater to special dietary needs. For students entering 2nd grade through high school including an 11th grade Leadership and 12th grade Counselor in Training program. Registration Fees: (Fees include bus transportation to and from Congregation Albert in Albuquerque) Camper (2nd-10th grades) $550; Junior Counselor (11th grade) $400; Senior Counselor (12th grade) $50. Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions, 659 Hwy 612, Thoreau, NM 87323. Phone: 505-248-0563; Email: Tori@CottonwoodGulch.org; Web site: CottonwoodGulch.org; Contact: Tori Baker-White, Associate Director. Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions offers unique expeditions rooted in the culture and landscape of the American Southwest. At the Gulch, we’ll inspire you with all of the places we explore. We’ll take you on world-class backpacking and hiking into pristine wilderness areas. We’ll connect you with hands-on science and nature. We’ll engage you in the art and culture that is the backdrop of The Southwest. Treks with the Gulch are an opportunity to immerse yourself in this majestic land and cultural heritage. We offer summer treks for kids ages 10-18 lasting from 2 to 6 weeks and we offer programming for families. All of our treks spend time at our 540-acre nature preserve basecamp as well as time “on the road� exploring the Southwest. We have a range of specialists in areas like mountain biking, rock climbing, music, art, ecology, and archeology. Sign your

Students from Queen Bee Music Association's Kids Bluegrass Camp perform at their final concert in July 2018. Photo by Max Matheny.

child up for an unforgettable summer adventure today! Contact Tori BakerWhite at Tori@CottonwoodGulch.org or 980-253-4193 for more information. Full Circle Summer Camp, P.O. Box 7876, Abq., NM 87194. Phone: 505-3632496; Email: sean.etigson@bosqueschool.org; Web site:

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fullcircleproductions.org; Contact: Sean Etigson, Director. Full Circle Summer Camp is an overnight experience for 8-14 year old campers which cultivates creativity, health, and community. We offer classes in guitar, arnis, art, yoga, creative writing, African dance, drama, cross country running, hand drumming and hiking. In addition, campers engage in games, skits, campfires, songs and hikes on the wonderful campus of Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs, N.M. Our 17th summer of Full Circle runs July 28-Aug, 3. Early tuition is $525 by April 20 and full tuition is $595 by July 15. Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Summer Camps, Camp Elliott Barker, 79 Westridge Rd., Angel Fire, NM 87710 and Rancho del Chaparral, 870 Forest Rd. 539, Cuba, NM 87013. Phone: 505-343-1040; Email: customercare@nmgirlscouts.org; Web site: nmgirlscouts.org; Contact: Camp Director Molly Murphy. Camp is for every girl! Girl Scout Camp is all about trying new things, meeting new friends and having fun. Whether you’re interested in horses, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking or want to try it all, Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails summer camps are open to all girls entering grades 1-12! We have something for everyone: Overnight and Day Camps, Troop Camps and Family Camps, Resident Camps and Leadership Camps! Both Girl Scout Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. Sessions are June 9 - Aug. 2. Register early and save!

Hummingbird Art Camp, 104 Hummingbird Rd., Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: 575-829-3060; Email: hmcjemez@gmail.com; Web site: hummingbirdmusiccamp.com. Hummingbird Art Camp is nestled in the Jemez Mountains where nature, friends, and experienced instructors inspire creativity and fun. Six weeks of overnight Art Camp are offered in May through July. Campers, ages 8-14, explore a variety of art projects in different media, and contribute to installations or murals at the camp. The fun of summer camp in the mountains includes campfires, fishing, water-walking, hiking, sleeping under the stars, skits, storytelling, moonlight hike, and games. A dance at the end of the week celebrates friendships that can last a life time. Campers stay in dormitories, gather for meals in the dining hall, create art in studios and outdoors, and sing in the choir in the band shell. Explore the Web site and register online, view photos on facebook/Hummingbird Art Camp or call for more information. Tuition is $665 + $48.71 tax and $37.56 for additional art supplies. Week 1 May 26-June 2, Wk 2 June 2-June 9, Wk 4 June 16-23, Wk 5 June 23-June 30, Wk 7 July 7-14, Wk 8 July 14-21. Hummingbird Chess Camp, 104 Hummingbird Rd. Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: 575-829-3060; Email: hmcjemez@gmail.com; Website: hummingbirdmusiccamp.com. Hummingbird Chess Camp is nestled in the Jemez Mountains. Children, ages 8-14, have expert instruction and tournaments. Chess Camp is continued on page 44

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Sunday to Sunday, June 9 through June 16. Other activities include fishing, waterwalking, overnight hikes, campfires, moonlight hike to a waterfall, skits & storytelling with a fun dance on Saturday night. Campers stay in clean and comfortable dormitories. Camp Fee is $665 + $48.71 tax. Hummingbird Music Camp, 104 Hummingbird Rd., Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: 575-829-3060; Email: hmcjemez@gmail.com; Web site: hummingbirdmusiccamp.com; Contact: registrar. Hummingbird Music Camp is nestled in the Jemez Mountains. The camp is family owned and operated and is celebrating our 61st year. Children, ages 8-14, receive private and group lessons, from new beginners to advanced musicians in band, orchestra, piano, guitar or voice. In addition to recitals and concerts, activities include fishing, water-walking, overnight hikes, campfires, moonlight hike to a waterfall, skits & storytelling with a fun dance on Saturday night. Campers stay in clean, comfortable dormitories. A new camp begins every Sunday, May 26 to July 28. Camp tuition is $665 + $48.71 tax.

Day Programs Santa Fe and Surrounding Areas Assistance Dogs of the West Summer Camp, 1590 San Mateo Lane, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-986-9748; Email: info@assistancedogsofthewest.org; Web site: www.assistancedogsofthewest.org; Contact: Pamela Sweeney, B.S., M.Ed. Program Support/Instructor. Your children can spend their summer days at Assistance Dogs of the West in a unique summer day camp program where youth ages 8-18 learn to train service dogs for people with disabilities. Ages 818, 5-days a week, 9:00am-3:00pm, 6 weekly sessions, 10 students per session, $300 per session. Sessions: June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. Early Bird registration: $270 (10% discount) if registered by March 31st. Audubon New Mexico Summer Adventure Camp, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-983-6345; Email: smaxwell@audubon.org; Web site: nm.audubon.org/summercamp; Contact: Sally Maxwell, Education Specialist. Not your ordinary summer camp! This summer the Randall Davey Audubon Center will be hosting 9 weeks of nature day camps for kids, ages 5-12. Each week, we’ll emphasize a specific theme, and discover, investigate, and play through activities and games that encourage an understanding, appreciation and love of nature. Camp runs M-F, 9am-3pm ($235). Early dropoff and aftercare ($80/wk) available. For registration, scholarships, and info visit nm.audubon.org/summercamp or call 505-983-4609. Email camp educator Sally, smaxwell@audubon.org. Belisama Irish Dance, Santa Fe & Los Alamos, NM 87505. Phone: 505-670-2152; Contact: Adrienne Bellis; Email: info@belisamadance.com; Web site: belisamairishdance.com. Ages: 5 and up. Belisama Irish Dance offers classes for the whole family to enjoy. Community performances, competition opportunities and fun choreography classes make this a great home for your young dancer. Classes in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Filmmakers Ink: Filmmaking/Acting Intensive, Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Phone: 413-320-6071; Website: Filmmakers-Ink.com; Contact: Patrick McCullough, Director. Ages: 8-15. Make Movies with Filmmakers Ink during their Summer Filmmaking Camps in Santa Fe, the week of Aug. 5 - 9. Professional award-winning filmmakers help you create your movies, from script-to-screen. The 11 to 15 year old Full Day program includes, Filmmaking, Acting and Screenwriting. Cost: $395. The morning Special FX program is for 8 to 10 year olds. Work together to develop an idea for a film, then write, produce, shoot, direct and act in a 5 - 10 minute movie together with an experienced filmmaker. Screen a rough cut for your family and friends at your Premiere on the final day of film camp. Cost:$225. Immanuel Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School 2019, 209 E. Barcelona Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-7568. Four days (Ages 3-5, preschoolers and children going into Kindergarten), Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31, 9am - 11:30am. Theme: Miraculous Mission. Daily activites include Bible stories, crafts, exciting music and games. We provide snacks. Suggested Donation: $20/individuals; $30/family. Institute for Applied Ecology’s Forest Bound: A Window Into Native Plants, Santa Fe National Forest or Cibola National Forest, Santa Fe or Albuquerque, NM. Phone: 505-401-4980; Email: forestbound@appliedeco.org; Web site: appliedeco.org/get-outdoors; Contact: Victoria Atencio, Ecological Education Coordinator. Forest Bound is a weeklong immersive Summer Program for youth ages 14-18, exploring native plants through a botanical, environmental, social, and cultural lens. Forest Bound will be located in the Santa Fe National Forest and Cibola National Forest, consisting of daily hands-on experiences where students will gain skills such as seed cleaning, plant monitoring, plant identification, botanical terms and ethnobotany, as well mentorship workshops with local conservationist and environmental leaders. At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion in Basic Native

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Plant Ecology. Albuquerque Sessions: June 3-7, July 8-12. Santa Fe Sessions: June 17-21, July 22-26. For more Information visit appliedeco.org/get-outdoors or contact an educator at forestbound@appliedeco.org. Little Earth School Summer Day Camp, 321 W. Zia Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-988-1968. Web site: littleearthschool.org; Contact: Ellen Souberman, Director. Memorable summer experiences for children ages 4 to 9, June 3 through Aug. 9. Five two-week sessions for all ages. Minimum enrollment: one session. Four or five days per week. 10% tuition discount for children who enroll for the entire summer. Art, cooking, weekly nature field trips, swimming, and games. Low student-teacher ratio. Enrollment limited. For more information or to request a brochure and pre-registration form call 988-1968. Meditation and Ayurvedic Astrology for Teens, 103 Saint Francis Drive, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-819-7220; Email: bina@newmexicofirm.com; Contact: Bina Thompkins. For 13 to 17 year olds. Ayurvedic, gluten free breakfast, lunch & snack provided. Get high with meditation. Learn the basics of ancient Ayurvedic medicine. Discover the Forgotten Language of Astrology. Align your Body, Mind and Spirit with the Cosmic Bodies. Get connected with your psychic powers. $320 a week, Mondays-Fridays, 8:30am-2:30pm. Week 1: June 10-14; Week 2: June 17 21; Week 3: June 24-28; Week 4: July 8-12; Week 5: July 15-19. National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Camp Invention, multiple locations throughout the state. Phone: 800-968-4332; Email: campinvention@invent.org; Web site: invent.org/camp; Contact: Customer Relations. Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children build confidence, learn to collaborate and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will learn creative problem-solving skills while coding and programming futuristic robots, uncovering ancient fossils, designing high-tech superhero gadgets and exploring radio frequencies. Local educators will lead this action-packed program featuring exhilarating, hands-on STEM activities teaching children to question, explore, break through obstacles and embrace failure! Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10). Pandemonium Productions’ Musical Theatre Summer Camp! 6532 Camino Rojo, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-920-0704; Email: pandemoniumprod@aol.com; Web site: www.pandemoniumprod.org. Contact Chris Leslie - Executive Director. Musical theatre summer camp for ages 7-17, June 17-July 28. Students study acting, singing and dancing and perform in a Broadway Style Musical! at the James A. Little Theatre. Past shows have included The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Newsies!, Peter Pan, Shrek and more! Rehearsals take place at the New Mexico School for the Arts, Mondays through Fridays, from 9am-1pm. Space is limited; scholarships available. Tuition is $795 if paid in full. $810 with a payment plan. $100 deposit required with registration. Queen Bee Music Association, Desert Academy, 7300 Old Santa Fe Trail, SF, NM 87505. Contact: Lindsay Taylor; Phone: 720-431-7362; Email: lindsay@queenbeemusicassociation.org; Web site queenbeemusicassociation.org/summercamps; Queen Bee’s Kids Bluegrass Camp is a fun, week-long music camp that provides kids (ages 7-14) an amazing experience in bluegrass music education. Students learn to play in a bluegrass band with other students, write songs and advance their individual skills through instrument break-out sessions. The day camp offers training for first-timers as well as intermediate players. July 15-19, 9am-4pm Tuition: $290. At Impact Music Camp, beginner students (ages 6-9) gain experience with the fundamentals of music through learning ukulele, percussion, songwriting, group performance and more. This week-long camp is great for kiddos who have never played instruments before, and want to unleash their musical curiosity! July 29-Aug. 2, 9am-3:30pm; Tuition: $265. Rio Grande School Summer Camp, 715 Camino Cabra, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-1621; Email: summer@riograndeschool.org; Web site: riograndeschool.org/summer. Ages 3 years old — 6th Grade, weekly beginning June and ending August. 8am-3pm with aftercare available until 5:30pm. K6th Grade Camp: Weekly camps that integrate enriched learning experiences with play, creative expression and adventure-based learning. Morning, afternoon, and full-day options available. Campers attending the morning session will choose an enrichment class in which they will learn alongside our educators, who average more than 10 years experience. The afternoon sessions will take advantage of our lovely and safe 5-acre campus and focus on adventure education, design-thinking, and trips to museums and other exciting locales near campus. Pre-K Camp (3 and 4 year olds): Each week our experienced pre-K educators, will design and lead child-centered activities that encourage discovery, imagination, and inspire creativity in a fun-filled, nurturing environment. The rich array of activities include gardening, cooking, dramatic play, art projects, water play and lots of outside time on our lovely and safe 5-acre campus.

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Meditation & Ayurvedic Astrology ✽ Get High With Meditation ✽ Understand the Basics of Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Medicine.

✽ Discover the Forgotten Language of Astrology. ✽ Align your Body, Mind and Spirit with the Cosmic Bodies

✽ Fine Tune your Psychic Powers

Bina Thompkins Ayurvedic Astrologer

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$320 a week, Mondays-Fridays, 8:30am-2:30pm. Organic Ayurvedic Gluten Free Breakfast, Snack & Lunch included.

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Santa Fe Children’s Museum Summer Camp, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-989-8359; Email: children@santafechildrensmuseum.org; Web site: www.santafechildrensmuseum.org; Contact: Leona Hillary - Education Manager. Come join Santa Fe Children's Museum this summer for camp! Weekly camps from July 8 through August 2. Ages 6 to 12. Camp starts at 9:30am and ends at 3:30pm each day. $265 per child with the option to purchase before or after care for $10 each per day. Limited scholarships available. Register on our website or call for more information. Santa Fe Climbing Center’s Climbing Adventure Camps & Classes, 3008 Cielo Ct., SF, NM. Phone: 505-986-8944; Email: info@climbsantafe.com; Web site: climbsantafe.com. Ages 5 - 15. Summer Climbing Adventure camps with indoor and outdoor climbing, wilderness survival skills, hikes and other outdoor, adventure-based activities. Weeklong camps from 8:30am to 3:30pm, $349 per week. Multi-day summer camps for ages 5 to 8, May 28, June 3, 10, 17, 24, Aug. 5, 12 and 19. Ages 9 to 13: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 29, Aug. 5, 12 and 19. Ages 12 to 15: July 29. Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Drive, SF NM 87506. Phone: 505-946-2417; Email: operastorytellers@santafeopera.org; Opera Storytellers: Web site: santafeopera.org/discover/youth/opera-storytellers-summer-camp; Contact: Brandon Neal, Education and Community Programs Administrative Coordinator. Opera Storytellers create original opera activating their voices, bodies and imaginations, expanding their individual potential through creative exploration and discovery. Opera Storytellers is for children entering 3rd through 8th grades for school year 2019-20. Sessions are at The Santa Fe Opera. $495 per camper, $450 for each additional camper. Snacks and water will be provided and lunch is available on site for an additional charge. Backstage Tours: Web site: santafeopera.org/discover/learning/opera-tours; Contact: Kyle Gray. Come discover how an opera production comes together. On our “behind-the-scenes” tour, you will explore many of our production and front-of-house areas. Tours for the 2019 season are offered once daily at 9am, Monday through Friday: May 27 through Aug. 23. Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-4676427; Email: camps@santafewaldorf.org; Web site: santafewaldorf.org/camps; Contact: Leigh Patton, Coordinator. Summer Camps at Santa Fe Waldorf School! Eight weeklong sessions, June 10 through Aug. 9. Children currently enrolled in grades 1-4 (rising 2-5) are eligible to participate in separate weeklong camp programs: HeART Week, The Novice of Nature, Stars and Earth, Sacred Geometry and Mindfulness. Travel the World, Fantastic Fiber Fun, Trash to Treasure, and Magic, Myth and Alchemy – at a cost of $300/week (Early Bird pricing before April 1 $250/week.) Before and After Care are also available.

East Mountains Prince of Peace Lutheran Church & School Summer Pre-School, 12121 North Hwy 14, Cedar Crest, NM 87008. Phone: 505-281-6833; Email: popschool14@gmail.com, Web site: schooloffice6.wixsite.com/princeofpeaceschool; Contact: School Office. Prince of Peace Lutheran School offers year round preschool (infant & toddler through 4 years) & kindergarten through eighth grade education during the school year. We are open from 7am until 6pm. Our summer program offers fun, age appropriate, indoor & outdoor activities as well as, academic studies. We are committed to excellence in academics and teaching responsibility to interact in Christian love with those we encounter in all avenues of life. All faiths are welcome.

Valencia County Lobo Aquatics Club, Belen High School Natatorium, Belen, NM 87002. Phone: 505-991-2790; Email: mcandelaria3.mc@gmail.com; Web site: swimlobo.com. Contact: Marissa Candelaria. Lobo Aquatics Club (Valencia County branch) is a USAS year-round competitive swim team for all ages, as long as swimmers are safe in the water and have learned some stroke technique. This branch of Lobo Aquatics Club will be starting up on May 1. The Valencia County Lobo Aquatics Club will practice every weekday from 5pm - 6:30pm (except during High School Swim season - November through February - when the practice times will be 6:30pm - 8pm). Costs will be the price of a pool pass (prices available at the Belen pool - very reasonable!), and a monthly fee to cover coaching costs (to be determined by number of participants).

Albuquerque and Surrounding Areas ABC Wellness, 324 Adams SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-6039; Web site: abcwellness.com; Contact: Mae Lynn Spahr, MA, Owner/Counselor. Ages: 18 months–adult. Mae Lynn Spahr, MA, provides a drug-free treatment alternative for children and adults who have ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, headache/migraine and chronic pain.

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Albuquerque Academy’s Think Academy Summer Program, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Dates: June 3-July 12. Pre-K to pregrade 12; 8am-3:30pm. Monday-Friday; extended care until 5:45pm. Lots of spots in over 300 summer offerings, including six-week academic-enrichment and fine-arts classes; athletics and aquatics; full-day recreational Day Camp with enriched activities (8am-3:30pm); half-day recreational and sports camps (noon-3:30pm). Think Academy Summer emphasizes active-learning through a wide range of engaging, cross-disciplinary options: architecture (featuring Design Studio architecture courses); languages; math and science; reading, writing, and literature; dance; drama; and visual arts. Extensive mid-school offerings include DJ school, water polo, hip hop, persuasive writing, steel drums, ceramics, robotics, programming, app development, Magic: the Gathering, life science, fencing, guitar, speed and agility training, yoga, and Musical Theatre: Beauty and the Beast. ThinkIt! July Summer Camp: Want two more weeks of summer fun for pre-grades 1-5? Albuquerque Academy’s ThinkIt! Summer Camp program, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Dates: July 15July 26; 8am-3:30pm. Monday-Friday; extended care until 5:45pm. Albuquerque Academy’s year-round ThinkIt! program is open to the greater-Albuquerque community. With hands-on curriculum and engaging focus areas, ThinkIt! students celebrate active-learning strategies through project- and inquiry-based activities, interdisciplinary options (e.g., science, engineering, and math), and enriched recreational programs. ThinkIt! Summer Camp is modular, so you can build a part- or full-day schedule for your child based on your family’s needs. See the ThinkIt! camp offerings inside the Think Academy Summer catalog and at aa.edu/thinkit. Questions? Visit aa.edu/thinkit or contact the Think Academy Summer Office (858-8811). Think Academy… where children learn, sample, grow—and thrive! ABQ BioPark’s Camp BioPark, 903 10th St. SW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505848-7180; Email: kcarillo@cabq.gov; Web site: abqbiopark.com; Contact: Katie Carillo. Camp BioPark is for children, preK - grade 9. Learn science through hands-on activities, games and art. Join us to explore the fascinating world of plants and animals! Summer camps run June 3-July 26. Registration begins Wednesday, March 6 at 8:30am. Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale Ave. SW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 242-4750 ext. 3; Email: kathryn@abqliltheatre.org; Web site: albuquerquelittletheatre.org/education/kids-classes/; Contact: Kathryn Morales, Education Coordinator. Ages 4 - 17. Summer Musical Camp for Kids: July 8 - 27 (M-F), 9am - noon, Ages 8 - 17, $350. An intensive musical theatre program that offers training in acting, dancing, ensemble work and group singing. Your camper will learn scenes, lyrics and choreography culminating in a showcase for family and friends. No experience necessary, just a passion to learn and a desire to be involved in what it takes to put together a musical. Play Builders: Session 1: June 3 - 14 (Mon - Fri), 9am - noon, Ages 7 - 11, $225. Session 2: July 8 19 (Mon - Fri), 1 - 4pm, Ages: 8 - 17, $225. Our most popular education offering! In this one-of-kind camp, you'll create your own character and improvise scenarios which will be incorporated into an original script. You'll learn theatre basics as you rehearse the play alongside your new friends and prepare for a showcase on ALT's historic stage! Let's Put on a Play: June 17 - 28 (Mon - Fri), 9am - Noon, Ages 12 - 17, $225. All the world's a stage and here's a chance to learn everything about what goes into putting on a play. You'll meet new friends, audition for a part, learn lines and blocking and work with costumes and props, as you prepare for a showcase on ALT's historic stage. This camp is perfect for all skill levels and everyone's guaranteed a role and a fun time! Play Actors Mini-camp for little ones: July 29 - Aug. 1 (Mon- Thur) 9:30 - 11am, Ages 4 - 6, $60. Campers will play theatre games, act out favorite stories and songs as they explore the magic of theatre. Theme for the week: Fairy Tale Fun! Albuquerque Museum School Summer Art Camp, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-7255; Email: ebecker@cabq.gov; Web site: cabq.gov/museum; Contact: Elizabeth Becker, Education Assistant. The Museum is our inspiration. Summer art classes for children ages 4 to 14 at Albuquerque Museum. Class details and registration at our website as of April 1. Albuquerque Public Schools’ High School Summer School, Highland, La Cueva and West Mesa High School - eCademy for online classes. Phone: 505-8559871; Email: laura.valdez@aps.edu; Web site: aps.edu/summer-programs: Contact; Laura Valdez, Secondary Summer Program Instructional Manager. For students who need to make-up credits and get back on track to graduate on time. Incoming freshmen also may take PE in the summer to free up their schedule during the school year. Semester 1 runs from June 3-21; semester 2 runs from June 24-July 16. APS Summer Graduation is July 22 at 7pm in the Kiva Auditorium. Tuition is $250 per half-credit class but is reduced ($125 or $62.50) for students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Albuquerque Public Schools’ K-5 Plus Program, 57 APS and charter schools. For information, go to aps.edu/summer-programs or talk to your child’s teacher or principal. A 25-day free summer program for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade who currently attend a high-needs


Albuquerque APS school. K-5 Plus emphasizes literacy, math, art, music, science and social skills. The program aims to increase cognitive skills, improve test scores and provide summer enrichment experiences. The program dates are June 5-July 11 for students who attend APS schools on an alternative calendar; June 19-July 25 for students who attend APS schools on a traditional calendar. Albuquerque Public Schools’ Summer Learning Adventure: New Mexico Wild! at Manzano Mesa Elementary School, Sunset View Elementary School, Tony Hillerman Middle School. Phone: 505-855-9871; Email: charmaine.sanchez@aps.edu; Web site: aps.edu/summer-programs; Contact: Charmaine Sanchez at APS Elementary Summer School Program. A 15-day, hands-on, science-based summer camp. Elementary and middle school students will explore New Mexico plants, animals, habitats, aquatics and geology. The program is free. Dates: June 3-21. Animal Humane New Mexico’s Camp Humane and Humane Junior, 615 Virginia St. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-938-7864; Email: SummerCamps@AnimalHumaneNM.or g; Web site: AnimalHumaneNM.org/Camp-Humane; Contact: Gina Sena, Humane Educator. Camp Humane is Animal continued on page 48

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Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Budding Ballerina Boot Camp is specially designed for the serious 8-12 year-old up and coming dancer (previous training required). Classes will include ballet technique, stretch and strength with pre-pointe, variations and jazz. The week will conclude with a short studio performance on Friday at 4:30pm. The Budding Ballerina Boot Camp is 12:30-4:30pm. Monday – Friday; July 22 – 26. Tuition: $240. $50 non-refundable registration fee due with application is applied towards tuition. A 10% discount applied toward tuition when paid in full by May 19. Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Fairy Tale Dance Camp is for ages 5-9 years old. Classes include ballet, jazz, modern dance, flamenco, crafts, and acting. Each week, activities are centered on a different fairy tale with emphasis on development of coordination, music appreciation, and performing abilities. Each session is 9am–noon. Monday–Friday. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, July 8–12; The Sleeping Beauty, July 15–19; The Nutcracker, July 22–26. Cost per session: $150. $30 non-refundable deposit due with application is applied toward tuition. 10% Discount for each additional session and an additional 10% early payment discount when paid in full by May 19. Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Ballet Intensive is a two-week program (June 17–June 28) for pre-professional ballet dancers to further develop their artistry and technique. Guest master teachers will inspire and challenge the dancers with daily ballet technique and pointe classes as well as expand their knowledge through variations and cross training with modern and stretch and strength classes. For ages 10 and up. Cost is $660 for the full Workshop or $385 for one week. $75 non-refundable deposit due with application is applied toward tuition. 10% early payment discount when paid in full by May 19. (*only applicable for full workshop pricing). Boys’ tuition 1/2 off & no early payment discount. Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Ballet Academy’s Children’s Division has on-going ballet classes throughout the summer for ages 3 - 14. Monthly tuition ranges from $48-$62 for one class per week. Paying by the class is also an option for June and July. $15 non-refundable deposit is due with application, which will be applied to your tuition. A 10% discount is applied toward monthly tuition when paid in full by May 19, 2019. Please visit our website at www.brtnm.com for further information. Bates Premier Taekwondo & Fitness, 3880 Menaul Blvd. NE, Ste. C, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-985-9091; Email: batespremiertkd@yahoo.com; Web site: batespremiertkd.com; Contact: Coach Chee. Classes for ages 2-adult, 6 days a week. Summer Special: $50 for 1 month of classes and a free ‘official' uniform. We focus on family, fitness and fun! Martial Arts training emphasizes mental focus, respect, discipline, self control, hard work, flexibility, agility, speed, endurance, strength and stamina. No contracts! Unlimited contracts. Free trial class. Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts Academy Summer Program, 5812 Signal Ave NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-856-5616; Email: BlackmanTKD@aol.com; Web site: BlackmanTKD.com; Contact: Rebecca Bogolub, General Manager. Ages 3-Adult. Flexible Class Schedule! Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts offers Traditional & Olympic style Taekwondo, Hapkido, Weapons, & Basic Self Defense Classes, and Character Education & Life Skills Programs. Morning, afternoon, & evening classes. Enrolling now for our Kids Summer Program. Daytime and evening class times available, Official Martial Arts Uniform, Break a real board and earn White Belt. Space is limited, pre-register by May 31 to guarantee enrollment. Voted “Best Martial Arts Classes,� “Best Kids Classes,� in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2018 by ABQ The Magazine, The Alibi Newspaper, and Nickelodeon’s Parents Pick Awards! Come see why we are an award-winning Martial Arts School. Develop your child’s confidence through a fun learning environment. Blast! Camp at Sports & Wellness, 7120 Wyoming Blvd NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-857-0123; Email: skouri@wellbridge.com; Web site: sportsandwellness.com/camp; Camp Contact: Suzi Kouri, Program Director. Ages 3-15. Experience 11 weeks of active fun while exercising your child's imagination. Campers work together to build their kingdom while also enjoying sport specific training and 2 hours of swimming each day, weekly special events and field trips, complimentary swim lessons, arts & crafts and more! We have something for every age, interest and skill level. Summer session, May 28-Aug. 9, 9am4:30pm. Up to 5 hours/day of FREE before and after care available. Non-mem-

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Albuquerque bers welcome. Activities include: Swimming & tennis lessons, Personal training, Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Flag football & cheerleading, Nutrition, Arts & crafts. Weekly field trips and special events include: Tethered Hot air balloon rides, Ice-skating, Rock climbing, the Waterpark, Butterfly Pavilion, Bugarium and Botanical gardens. Costs: Register on or before March 31 for $170/week. Register on or after April 1: Member: $180/week, Non-member: $200/week. Counselors are CPR/AED certified. Brochure available. Register online. Bosque School Summer, 4000 Bosque School Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-898-6388; Email: zach.lang@bosqueschool.org; Web site: bosqueschool.org; Contact: Zach Lang. Design Your Own Adventure with Bosque Summer! Whether you are seeking academic enrichment, creative adventures, skill development, community responsibility, physical fitness or just plain fun, Bosque Summer is the camp for you. Programs are open to students entering grades 1–12 and are available in full and half-day schedules. Bosque Summer’s flexible scheduling allows participants to sign up for one week or all eight weeks. Join students from across the Albuquerque metro area for a summer of Creativity, Fitness and Discovery. Full-day programs for grades 1-8 ($295); half-day programs for grades 4-12 ($150). Before and aftercare available. Children's Choice Enrichment Camps, 10601 Lomas Blvd. NE, Ste. 101, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-296-2880; Email: info@childrens-choice.org; Web site: childrens-choice.org; Contact: Mark McAllister. Enrichment Camps are weeklong camps with a variety of themes such as Harry Potter, Science, Dance and more! 9:30am-3:30pm. (Before and After care available for free 7am-9:30am; 3:30pm6pm) To register go to childrens-choice.org or call 505-296-2880. Children's Choice Summer Camp, 10601 Lomas Blvd. NE, Ste. 101, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-296-2880; Email: info@childrens-choice.org; Web site: childrens-choice.org; Contact: Mark Mcallister, Office Coordinator. Summer Theme: Fantastic Adventure – field trips, enrichment activities, swimming and club locations across Albuquerque. Ages 5-12. Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm. Voted Best Summer Camp by Albuquerque the Magazine. COA Accredited, CYFD Five Star Rating. Register Online. Congregation Albert Outdoor Classroom Summer Camp, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-0306. Email: ecc@congregationalbert.org; Web site: congregationalbert.org; Contact: Dale S. Cooperman, ECC Coordinator/Director. The Outdoor Classroom Summer Camp for ages 2-7 brings learning outside! Explore and discover environmental themes through science, art and literacy. Garden, play with old friends and make new ones in the warm New Mexico sun. Let’s play outside and “Explore and Discover the World around us!” Session I: June 3 – June 28, Session 2: July 1 – July 26. Hours: 9am – 1pm or 9am – 3pm. Mon/Wed/Fri or Mon-Fri options available. $50 non-refundable registration/materials fee. Call or check our website to learn more about our camp and our FOCUS 5 Star pre-school and kindergarten. Come learn, play and grow with us! All faiths and families welcome. Bring lunch. Ask about our sibling discount.

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Dance Theatre Southwest’s Dance New Mexico Advanced/Intermediate Summer Intensive, Young Dancers Intensive, and Kidz Dance Camps, 3805 Academy Parkway South NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-296-9465; Email: dancetheatresouthwest@gmail.com; Web site: dtsw.com; Contact: Patricia Dickinson Wells or Jordan Slocum. Three distinctly different programs for dancers of all ages: 1) Dance New Mexico Intensive for Advanced/Intermediate levels that includes Classical Ballet, Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Conditioning, Kinesiology, Musical Theater, Partnering/Pas de Duex, and more for three weeks in June. 2) Young Dancers Intensive for ages 8-14 with the same curriculum as Dance New Mexico, including beginning partnering, except for the addition of special pre-pointe classes for the younger less experienced attendees to be held in both June and July. 3) Four weeks of fun Kidz Camps for ages 3-8 with different themes each week spread out through June/July. The exact dates and guest faculty for each will be available April 1, so email or call for more information. Duke City Fencing’s Learn the Sport of Olympic Fencing, 2840 Girard Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-872-0048; Email: info@dukecityfencing.net; Web site: www.dukecityfencing.net; Contact: Toby Tolley, Head Coach. We teach the Olympic sport of Fencing all year round! Our Mini-Musketeers are new fencers ages 6 - 9. Our Saturday Intro to Fencing class is for new fencers ages 9 - 15. All equipment is included. We offer both weekday and weekend classes in addition to private lessons. Explora Camps Excite Summer Learning! 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Abq NM 87104. Phone: 505-224-8341; Web site: explora.us; Contact: Reservations Manager; email: reservations@explora.us. Grades PreK-12. June 3 – Aug. 9: Book early, as spaces fill fast. Smart tip: Become an Explora member and you'll get discounts on camps and many other programs. Explora camps offer a fun way for kids to get their hands into chemistry, biology, art, engineering, physics and a whole lot more. (Your child can be a rocket designer, nature illustrator, chem-

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Groups, please call in advance to plan your visit. Fishback Studio of the Dance SummerDance, 4529 Eubank Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-298-8828; Email: fishbackstudio@qwestoffice.net; Web site: fishbackstudio.com; Contact: Kathie Anthony. Ages 3 to adult. Classes June 4 – July 13. PreKinder dance ages 3,4,5. Child-teen-adult: jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, modern, drill/dance team technique, contemporary & Scottish. Our special Performing Arts Workshop for ages 6 1/2 thru teen, 4 weeks/4 hours per week (Tue/Thu) includes cheer, singing, modeling, theater, jazz, ballet, tap and acrobatics. For adults we also offer Swing, Salsa and More for 6 weeks – meets Thursdays 7:30pm, starts June 6. Call, email or stop by to register. Growing Stage, 6909 Menaul Blvd. NE, Ste. G, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-2881205; Email: info@thegrowingstage.com; Web site: thegrowingstage.com; Contact: Kari Reese. Ages 3 and up. Named Best Summer Camp 2018 by Albuquerque the Magazine! Summer Musical Theatre Intensives: Intensives meet from 9am to 3:30pm M - F. Have fun making friends and working on singing, dancing & acting techniques, while working creatively and collaboratively on a show for family & friends. Session #1 is May 28 - June 7 (ages 7 & up), Session #2 is June 10 - 21 (ages 12 & up) and Session #3 is July 15 to August 2 (ages 7 & up). Class sizes are limited! Play Acting/Writing Camps: Kids ages 7 & up have fun creating original characters and writing scenes, while working on acting skills and working collaboratively on an original show for family & friends. Camps meet from 9am to 3:30pm for one week. Acting Camp #1 is June 24 - 28, Acting Camp #2 is July 8 12, Acting Camp #3 is July 22 - 26 and Acting Camp #4 is August 4 - 9. Class sizes are limited and they do fill up. Tiny Tots Camps: Ages 3 to 6, learn theatre games, dance, sing, act, make art and explore story theatre with friends! Classes meet mornings 9:30am - 11am OR afternoons 2pm - 1:30pm for one week. Camp #1 June 10 - 14 (AM or PM). Camp #2 July 15 - 29 (AM or PM). Why choose? Sign up for more than one or all four! Class sizes are limited. Register online for all camps. Harwood Art Center’s Summer Art Camp, 1114 7th St. NW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-242-6367; Email: info@harwoodartcenter.org; Web site: harwoodartcenter.org; Contact: Dani Belvin, Programs & Education Coordinator. Harwood Art Center, located in downtown Albuquerque, offers multi-disciplinary summer arts programs for youth in grades 1-9. Harwood’s summer programing fosters creativity and curiosity in young artists of all skill levels. We offer four twoweek sessions throughout June and July with full and half day options. At Harwood Summer Art Camp, students will immerse themselves in the arts with a group of inspired peers and accomplished instructors. They will experience a range of exciting activities in a positive, supportive atmosphere. From ceramics and painting, to theater and dance, imaginations are unleashed. Summer Art Camp opens doors to new experiences and creative innovation, engaging students in the visual and performing arts. Choose an adventure your children will remember for years to come! Register online. Session 1: June 3 - 14; session 2: June 17 - 28; session 3: July 1 - 12; no camp July 4 & 5; session 4: July 15 - 26. Pricing: full day (9am-4pm): $475; half day (9am-noon or 12:30pm-4pm): $275. Special pricing: full day $380/half day $220. Ask About Financial Support. Hope Christian School Summer Day Camp, 8005 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-235-4157; Email: admissions@hcsnm.org; Web site: hcsnm.org; Contact: Gwen Hughes, Admissions Director. Hope Christian School offers a Summer Day Camp for Elementary students, 5 years of age entering Kindergarten thru 5th grade, and a Mid-School Summer Day Camp for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade during the months of June and July (closed July 4th). Activities include swimming, field trips, Bible stories, sports, music and arts & crafts. Information regarding the camp and registration forms will be available in late March. Contact the Admissions Office at 505-821-2513, ext. 399. Space is limited. Huntington Learning Center, 8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Ste. B-3, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-797-3073; Contact: Sohale Mufti; Web site: huntingtonhelps.com. Grades: K-12; Days/Hours: Monday to Saturday. Year after year we continue to offer children, ages 5-17, supplemental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, phonics and related areas, as well as SAT/ACT test preparation. The positive encouragement of our staff and certified

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Albuquerque teachers combined with individualized instruction based on our diagnostic testing, is what we believe sets us apart and continues to make our program a success. Immanuel Lutheran Preschool and Elementary Summer Program, 300 Gold Ave. SE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-243-5665; Email: luthergal@hotmail.com; Web site: www.immanuelabq.org; Contact: Vivian Rindone - Preschool Director. Immanuel Lutheran Preschool and Elementary School has a great summer program. We go out into the community by riding the bus and going swimming, to the movies, to the library and visit museum's, parks and the zoo! We ride the bus 4-5 days a week and in between we do art and science. We have 6-1 ratios. We offer 5-4-3-2 day a week programs. We are open 7am-5:30pm. Ages 2-13. Rates $355-$675 + admission costs. Registration is $50. June 3rd-August 9th. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Traditional Teachings Camp, 2401 12th St. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-724-3535; Email: learn@indianpueblo.org; Web site: https://www.indianpueblo.org/traditional-teachings-summer-camp/; Contact: Stephanie Oyenque, Cultural Education Specialist. Camp is for children ages 6-12 and runs June 17-28, from 9am –4pm Monday through Friday. Perfect summer activity for the budding artist, storyteller, nature lover, or adventurer in your family. Children spend each morning immersed in the Resilience Garden learning about pre-contact foods, as well as modern gardening techniques. Our flourishing little scholars enjoy two hands-on workshops each day that touch on overarching themes of balance, tradition, resilience, and cultural expression. They also try their hand at gardening in our Resilience Garden, experience our Cultural Dance Program, and learn about our famed art collection from our expert museum team. Through an exciting schedule of interactive activities, campers learn about the Three Sisters, pottery & design, storytelling & symbolism, Indigenous foods & the importance of seeds, all while making friends and having fun. $250 and includes materials for one child. Registration form(s) & fee(s) must be submitted in-person at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center no later than Friday, June 1, 2019. Institute for Applied Ecology’s Forest Bound: A Window Into Native Plants, SF National Forest or Cibola National Forest, SF or Abq, NM. Phone: 505-401-4980; Email: forestbound@appliedeco.org; Web site: appliedeco.org/getoutdoors; Contact: Victoria Atencio, Ecological Education Coordinator. Forest Bound is a weeklong immersive program for ages 14-18, exploring native plants through a botanical, environmental, social, and cultural lens. Forest Bound will be located in the SF National Forest and Cibola National Forest, consisting of daily hands-on experiences where students will gain skills such as seed cleaning, plant monitoring, plant identification, botanical terms and ethnobotany, as well mentorship workshops with local conservationist and environmental leaders. At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion in Basic Native Plant Ecology. Albuquerque Sessions: June 3-7, July 8-12. Santa Fe Sessions: June 17-21, July 22-26. For more Information visit appliedeco.org/getoutdoors or contact an educator at forestbound@appliedeco.org.

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Instituto Cervantes at the NHCC, 1701 4th St. SW, ABQ, NM 87102. Phone: 505724-4777; Email: adxabq@cervantes.es; Web site: albuquerque.cervantes.es; Contact: Amada Torres, Academic & Administrative Assistant. Our Spanish Immersion Camp is held in July. Registration starts March 1. Kay's All Swim School, 9737 4th St. NW, Abq NM 87114. Web site: KaysAllSwimSchool.com. Kay's All Swim School provides excellent personalized swim instruction for infants, children & adults. The water is always warm in an enclosed, chlorine-free, 100 percent UV-protected pool. When your children are ready to receive the best in swim instruction take them to Kay's! Swim Lessons Save Lives! Katharsis Media’s Musical Theatre Camp 2019, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-585-5153; Email: katharsismediaabq@gmail.com; Web site: katharsismedia.org; Contact: Candice Neu, Executive Director. July 8-Aug. 14. 8:30am-12:30pm at Keshet Center for the Arts. Grades 4-12. Cost: $300 per student. Limited scholarships available upon application. This summer, Katharsis Media is proud to produce the musical, Willy Wonka! Students in our Musical Theatre Summer Camp will be cast in the production as major and ensemble roles. In addition to participating in the production, students will work with industry professionals to hone their vocal, dance, and acting skills. Katharsis Media is an organization dedicated to education through the performing arts, providing a living wage for teacher-artists, and providing scholarships for students for both arts and higher education. For registration or for more information, visit us online. Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts Summer Dance Camps, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-224-9808; Email: info@keshetarts.org; Web site: keshetarts.org/dance/youth-camps; Contact: Ana@keshetarts.org. Ages 418. Campers perform short pieces for their family and friends at the conclusion of every camp! No experience necessary. Drop-off begins 8:30am; Before and continued on page 52

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after care available and limited partial scholarships or sibling discounts. *$25 Early Bird Discount prior to 4/15/2019. June 10-14, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Ballet & Contemporary Dance (ages 6-14), Build the foundations of dance with our expert teachers in Ballet and Contemporary plus choreography, dance history and arts and crafts. June 17-21, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Jazz and Hip Hop Dance (ages 6-14), Feel the groove with the rhythmic steps and awesome music of Jazz and Hip Hop styles. June 24-28, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Musical Theater Workshop (ages 6-14), Build a show! Daily instruction in jazz dance, plus singing and acting, design costumes and sets, and dance and theater history. July 8-12, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Young Choreographers (ages 8-18), Join us for our new camp, geared towards young creative minds who want to learn more about the art of making dances! Dancers learn basic improvisational skills, choreography techniques as well as exploring collaborations with others. July 8-12, noon-4pm; $180, Behind the Scenes: Creative Tech Camp (ages 10-18) Hands-on experience in multiple aspects of technical theatre & stage production including lighting and sound design, stage management, production management and costume design. July 1519, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Dance Camp Re-Mix (ages 6-14), During this fast-paced camp, dancers will learn a little bit of a lot of dance styles, including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Musical Theater. July 29-Aug. 2, 9am-noon; $180, Little Movers Dance Camp (ages 4-5), A half-day camp designed just for the youngest dancers. Dancers will take Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz classes. Discounts for multiple camps offered. Extended Hours packages and Day Rates available. July 29-Aug. 2 / 12:30pm-4:30pm, Mixed Ability/Adaptive Dance Camp (ages 8-18) A camp designed for dancers with varying levels of physical and developmental abilities. No previous dance experience necessary. Classes are focused primarily on dance, but campers also will learn about elements of theatre, music and performance production. Campers will take ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop and musical theater. *Supported by the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. $50 full week; Call 505-224-9808 for scholarship details. KinderGuitar New Mexico’s Children's Music Curriculum, 8132 Otero Avenue NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-304-0528; Email: rod@kinderguitarnm.com; Web site: kinderguitarnm.com; Contact: Rodney Burr, Owner, Instructor. Can music charge your brain? Energize the life of your child; patterns, timing, play, self-expression, confidence, problem solving, socialization. Music education teaches a child appreciation for an instrument. The appreciation of music in their life but can be viewed as a shared conversation, a musical conversation with those around them. The reward is exploration, discovery, and insight! The KinderGuitar music curriculum provides – repeated challenges that result in success, pride and a place in a musical community that nurtures, values and builds on those talents. Learners Chess Summer Camps, 1117 Stanford Dr. NE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-369-6026; Email: learnerschess@gmail.com; Web site: learnerschess.org; Contact: Victor Lopez, Head Instructor. Learners Chess Academy's week-long camps are structured to balance a fun and rewarding experience for kids, while providing a powerful learning and cognitive development experience. Sign up for a week or more of mornings, afternoons, or full days. Sessions available every week from early June through early August. Costs range from $105-$145 for a week of half days to $205-$245 for a week of full days. Check our website for early registration discounts! Lin's Martial Arts Academy Children's Kung Fu, 427 Adams SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-268-7023; Contact: Mr. Shanti Thomas; Email: chineseculturecenter.abq@gmail.com; Web site: ChineseCultureCenter-ABQ.com; Ages: 6 years and up; Cost: $60/month; Fridays 4:15 - 6pm. Have Fun Learning Kung Fu at Lin’s Martial Arts Academy! We specialize in teaching Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. Our children’s class is taught by dedicated, well-trained instructors with collectively over 26 years’ experience. Students learn basic kicking, punching and blocking techniques and integrate them in standard empty-hand forms. The children’s program develops physical strength, coordination, endurance and confidence. Students learn to set and achieve goals in a positive, non-competitive environment. We also have a Young Adult/Adult Kung Fu class: Mondays and Wednesdays, noon, 4:30pm or 6pm. Tuition: $90/month. No contract required. Family discounts available. 20 percent discount on first month’s tuition when mentioning this ad. Lil’ Kickers Summer Camp, 1311 Cuesta Arriba Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-266-3653; Email: oscar@internationalindoor.com; Web site: internationalindoor.com; Contact: Oscar Sosa, Lil' Kickers Coordinator. Ages: 3-9 years. The Lil Kickers Summer Camp is an awesome summer experience and a great place to cure summertime boredom. Your child will have a blast playing soccer, other exercises and physical games, as well as participating in prepared craft and science activities. Your child will have a great time spending a summer playing with friends and our experienced, fun, high-energy coaches! Lil Kickers Summer Camp 19: Dates: June 3—June 29 and July 8–Aug 3. Half day and full day available as well as before and after care options. Liz Sanchez Stables Horse Camp, 7622 Rio Grande NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107. Phone: 505-898-1810; Web site: lizsanchezstables.com; Contact: Liz Sanchez.

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Weekly Trot to the Top Summer Riding Camp sessions–better than ever! Sessions are Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm, June 3 to Aug 9. Extended hours available for additional fee. Children ages 5-15 come for a week or for the summer! Liz says, “It’s all about kids. They learn to be the best they can be.” Monday is Registration Day. Campers receive T-shirts & water bottles. Thursday is Photo Day. We are starting a Photo CD/Book for ongoing students as a history of their horseriding. Friday is Horse Show & Grooming Contest Day. At lunchtime campers relax in the whirlpool. At week’s end there’s a Graduation Ceremony & certificates are passed out. Quality before/after care available. Kids can give the horses a bubble bath! Group & private riding lessons available year round for all ages. Learn how to care, groom, communicate & ride. English & Western style available. Also bareback for balance. Riders progress at own pace and are placed in groups according to skill level. Visa/Mastercard accepted. “This is the place where people dream and horses fly.” Lobo Aquatics Club, 1 University of New Mexico, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505417-7807; Email: coachdforbes@aol.com; Web site: swimlobo.com; Contact: Doug Forbes, Head Coach. A USAS year-round competitive swim program for ages 6 and up. Practices begin at 4pm each day and tryouts are welcome year around. Manzano Day School Summer Discovery 2019, 1801 Central Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-6659, x112. Email: lkimbrough@manzanodayschool.org; Web site: manzanodayschool.org; Contact: Leanne Kimbrough. Summer Discovery: June 3 – July 12. The Summer Discovery program ignites joy in learning! Manzano Day School’s playful environment stimulates critical and creative thinking in its participants. It is a 6-week program offering experiences with math, reading, cooking, water play, field trips, art, gardening, STEAM, movement and games, and world studies. Summer Discovery is open to all children ages 3 1/2 to 11 years old from the Albuquerque area. Children are guided through exploring, experimenting and problem-solving by highly qualified teachers, providing them with many opportunities to gain confidence and experience success. Classes are small to provide personal attention. Manzano Day School’s educational philosophy inspires excitement for self-discovery and the development of life-long learners. The academic focus of our Summer Discovery program is to prepare children for the grade they will be entering for the upcoming school year. The Apple Seeds program introduces the excitement of learning through hands-on activities, movement, daily themes, cooking and exploration. Both 3-Day & 5-Day Programs are offered for the Apple Seeds. These children must be at least 3½ years old and potty-trained by March 31. The Apple Blossoms (entering 1st graders) program inspires critical and creative thinking through thematic problem-solving, hands-on activities, cooking and community service projects. The Red & Green Apples (entering 2nd & 3rd graders) program stimulates self-discovery and logical thinking through experimentation, problem-solving application of knowledge & skills, cooking and community building. The Gala & Cameo Apples (entering 4th & 5th graders) program provides problem-solving experiences that will be used to promote collaboration, communication, critical-thinking skills, creativity, and compassion. Many activities are built around studies of countries around the world! Before- and after-care available for an additional charge. Mark Kistler’s Fine Arts Summer Camps – over 20 years of teaching and inspiring New Mexico Kids! the creative Joy of Drawing and Art! Ages 6-16. New Mexico Locations: Eastgate Church and School 12120 Copper Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87123; Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88201. Email: Info@markkistler.com; Web site: MarkKistler.com; Contact: Amanda Fuhrmann, Summer Camp Registar; Phone: 800-431-6829. America’s Emmy Award Winning PBS/YouTube/AmazonPrime Pop-Art Icon is returning to New Mexico to teach Summer Fine Arts Camps! Mark Kistler is returning with his troup of Amazing Art Teachers. May 27-30 in Roswell and July 8-12 in Albuquerque. Mark Kistler personally teaches daily dynamic drawing in 3-D adventures. From sharks and mermaids, to drawing dinosaurs, space aliens, robots, Ninja Squirrels and so much more! All art supplies are included. Parents and Grandparents are Always Free and welcome to participate. Roswell Class times: 9am-10am ages 6-7, 10:15am-11:15am ages 8-16, 11:30am - 12:30pm ages 8-16, 12:45pm - 1:45pm ages 8-16. Cost: $49 and up. July 8-12 “Full Day Fine Arts Camp” in Albuquerque, For ages 6-16, 9am - 4pm daily. $399, (50% discount code is posted on our Camp Ad in this magazine! Find the code for half off!) All “FullDay!” Art Campers will have the thrill of experiencing all subjects by nationally recognized artists. Claymation! Advanced Puppetry! Drama! Musical Theater! Drawing! Painting! Pop Art Art! 5 full days of awesome art adventures. Sign up today. National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Camp Invention, multiple locations throughout the state. Phone: 800-968-4332; Email: campinvention@invent.org; Web site: invent.org/camp; Camp Contact: Customer Relations. Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children build confidence, learn to collaborate and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. 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Albuquerque and exploring radio frequencies. Local educators will lead this action-packed program featuring exhilarating, hands-on STEM activities teaching children to question, explore, break through obstacles and embrace failure! Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10). National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s Science is Everywhere Camp, 601 Eubank Blvd. SE, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-245-2137; Email: info@nuclearmuseum.org; Web site: nuclearmuseum.org; Contact: Joyce Whelchel, Director of Education. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camps for children who are in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten to 7th grade. These themed, week-long camps will take place May 28-Aug. 9, and they are designed to be both highly educational and fun for all. Sessions include "Foodie Science," "STEMinists: Geosciences Edition," “Got Game?" "Movie Magic" and many more! Half-day camps for our youngest campers begin at 8:30am and end at 11am. Parents/guardians can purchase before- and after-care for those needing to drop their camper off at 8am and pick up their camper between 11-11:30am. Fullday camps run 8:30am to 3:30pm. Camp specific activities end at 3:30pm with a transition downtime for the next 30 minutes. The museum offers the option of purchasing before- and after-care beginning at 8am. Activities during morning care are loosely structured. Afternoon childcare, with counselor and camp assistant oversight, is from 4-5pm each day. Late fees apply for campers who have not been picked up by 5pm. The weekly cost for childcare is $25, regardless of use. New Mexico School of Music, 136-J Washington St. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-3474; Email: music@nmschoolofmusic.com; Web site: nmschoolofmusic.com; Contact: Tatiana Vetrinskaya. Ages: 2-18 years. New Mexico School of Music offers exciting music lessons on all instruments and voice. We have music summer camps for children K-12 as well as early childhood programs, Music FunTime and Suzuki Violin, for children 2-6 years old. New Mexico Young Actors’ Summer Theater Workshop, 7001 San Antonio Dr. NE, Ste. M, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-821-8055, Email: info@nmyoungactors.org; Web site: nmyoungactors.org; Contact: Paul Bower, Executive Director. Join us as NMYA offers it’s popular summer musical theater workshop and continued on page 54

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Drama I class for students ages 9—19, June 3—27, 2019! The Musical Theater Workshop meets Mon.—Thurs., 1:00—3:30pm; students will learn acting, singing, and dancing from professional artists and will prepare a program of musical classics ($410). The Drama I class meets Mon.—Thurs., 3:30—5:30; students will learn the basics of acting and present a scenes program ($330). Register for both and receive a 20% discount! Painted Iguana Art Classes: Painting Picasso Art, 142 Big Horn Ridge Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-796-0601; Email: paintediguana@gmail.com; Web site: paintediguana.com; Contact: Theresa Hall, Artist & Educator. Come join our young painting Picassos as a-painting we will 'Van Gogh' again this summer! Fill your home with art done by your kids. The summer program offers customized & encouraging art studio instruction just for kids ages 6-16. They will learn sketching skills, color mixing, brush use, acrylic painting and more. Come for the fun & make new friends. There are four 2-week sessions to choose from each offering a painting & fun theme. Attend once each week for a two hour class. Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday, 1-3pm. All new paintings for Summer 2019. Session I - A Whale of a Tail (weeks June 3 & 10); Session II - The Cat's Meow (weeks June 17 & 24); Session III - Jelly Fish Fun (weeks July 8 & 15); & Session IV - Dino Art (weeks July 22 & 29). Cost: $60 per session. Register for one, some, or all four sessions. Come see why art is truly the adventure that kids never want to end in Painted Iguana Art Classes.

Contact: Alyssa Gammon, Youth Programs Coordinator. Ages 6-13. Experience the adventure of rock climbing at our Lil’ Lemurs, Spider Monkeys or Wall Crawlers Climbing Camps this summer! Our low instructor to camper ratio insures that your child will receive personal attention to help them learn the basics of climbing in a fun and supportive setting. Lil’ Lemurs is for kids ages 6 to 8 and costs $239.95. Spider Monkeys is for kids ages 8 to 11 and costs $239.95. Our more advanced Wall Crawlers program is for ages 11 to 13, costs $199.95, and includes a Tram ride and outdoor field trip to the Crest on the final day. Sign up by April 30 to receive our early registration 10% discount. There are four sessions scheduled for our Lil’ Lemurs program. Sessions are two weeks long and run from 9am to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Sessions start on June 3, June 17, July 8, and July 22. There are four sessions scheduled for our Spider Monkeys program. All sessions meet for two weeks from 1pm-4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Sessions start on June 3, June 17, July 8, and July 22. We have three Wall Crawlers camps scheduled for the older kids. Choose from either June 4, July 9, or July 23. These two week programs meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4pm for the first 3 sessions with a full day field trip outdoors on the final day from 9am to 4pm.

Rock 101 NM Music Academy Summer Sessions, 9315 Candelaria Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-203-7391; Email: Rock101nm@gmail.com; Web site: rock101nm.com, Contact: Kevin Herig. Ages: 4-17. Rock 101 NM aims to empower Albuquerque's youth through music. Our Summer Sessions include small group lessons, guest band performances and educational workshops that help gear students up to perform a concert with your very own band! Seasoned musicians and beginners alike can rock out on vocals, guitar, drums, piano, bass and more. Age groups include: 7-11 and 12-17. 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday + Friday concert throughout June, July and early August. Plus, we are now offering one week, mini sessions for 4-6 year olds! SAGA Gymnastics Summer-Sault Day Camp, 3400 Candelaria Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-884-6949; Email: info@sagagym.com; Web site: www.SAGAgymnastics.com; Contact: Amberly Garcia-Administrative Office Assistant. Our Summer Camp program takes place Monday-Friday, from 9am4:30pm (extended care hours are also available) and is for children ages 6-12. We practice gymnastics, create fun crafts, play games, go on fun field trips, and so much more! Join us for an amazing summer of adventure! Check out our website for more details on weekly themes, field trip dates, etc. Sandia Preparatory School’s SummerPrep, 532 Osuna Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-338-3045; Email: summerprep@sandiaprep.org; Web site: summerprep.org; Contact: Andrew O'Cleireachain, SummerPrep Director. SummerPrep runs from June 3 - July 12 for students from any school in grades Pre-K through high school. With many academic, tech, art and sports classes to choose from, students can look forward to learning new skills, crafting talents, and discovering interests with new and old friends alike. Returning favorites include Minecraft, Hogwarts School, Kids Cook, Archery and Weird and Wacky Science. Among the new classes this year are Ninja Force, Bootstrap Algebra, Coding and full theater productions of Frozen Jr. and Lion King Jr. Before and after care programs are available with individualized schedules for each student. View a SummerPrep catalog and register at summerprep.org. Southwest Child Care Early Learning Centers, 4802 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 2626 Texas St NE, 11800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-296-3121; Email: cc@swchildcare.com; Web site: swchildcare.com. We serve children ages 6 weeks-12 years; we are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am-6pm at our Wyoming location, 5am-6:30pm at our Lomas location, and 24 hours 7 days a week at our Uptown location. We are a Licensed, 5-Star, Nationally Accredited program. Southwest Secondary Learning Center’s Camp Smart Lab, 10301 Candelaria Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-296-7677; Email: denisedixson@sslc-nm.com; Web site: www.sslc-nm.com; Contact: Denise Dixson- Academic Dean. Robotics programming, graphic design, engineering & electronics for 4th-8th grade. Session I June 3-7, 8am-11:30am and 12pm3:30pm. Session 2 June 10-14, 8am-11:30am and 12pm-3:30pm. SpringStone Montessori Schools, Abq and Rio Rancho, NM. Web site: springstonekids.com. Nationally accredited schools accepting children infant–6 years. Schools are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am–6pm. Four state-of-the-art facilities: N. Abq Acres–7940 Carmel Ave NE, 505-821-8181; UNM Area–1615 Randolph Ct. SE, 505-242-1234; Paradise Hills–4598 Paradise Blvd. NW, 505-897-8111; Rio Rancho– 2441 Grande SE, 505-994-8111. Enrichment Programs. Stone Age Climbing Gym’s Lil’ Lemurs, Spider Monkeys and Wall Crawlers Climbing Camps, 4130 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505341-2016; Email: Climb@StoneAgeGym.com; Web site: climbstoneage.com;

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Campers explore cyanotypes in Painting with Light at Harwood Summer Art Camp. Courtesy photo.

Sunset Mesa Preschool Summer Zone, 2900 Morris St. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-298-7626; Web site: sunset-mesa.com; Contacts: Renee Humphrey or Nicole Maxwell, Preschool Office Assistants. Join the magic and adventure of our Preschool Summer Zone for children ages 2½-6. Exciting full and half day programs, with before and after care available. Enter our "Summer Zone" for preschoolers, with class choices such as: The ABC’s of STEM, Gardening and STEM Adventures, Games Galore, and Around the World in Twenty Days. Preschool Summer Zone runs four weeks, June 3 through June 28, from 9am to 3:30pm. Children enrolled for a full day should bring a morning and afternoon snack, water bottle, lunch, and a drink. The Cathedral of St. John’s Cathedral Chorister & Cherub Program, Address: 318 Silver Ave. SW, Abq, NM 87103. Phone: 505-247-1581, ext. 106; Email: cathedralmusicprogram@gmail.com; Web site: stjohnabq.org; Contact: Maxine Thevenot, Director of Cathedral Music & Organist. Auditions for this one of a kind in the State of New Mexico program take place through the months of June-August by appointment.The Royal School of Church Music is a world-wide Christian charity promoting ‘the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship’. Your child is educated in the English Cathedral style of immersive learning, with expectations that encourage and allow gifted, talented children to excel in the study of 100 years worth of sacred music. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning. Music is the fabric of our society, and music can shape abilities and character. Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures. They also tend to have higher self esteem and are better at coping with anxiety. Children can develop their math and pattern-recognition skills with the help of musical education. Introducing music in the early childhood years can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and develops a child’s imagination. Investing in creative education can prepare students for the 21st century workforce. The new economy has created more artistic careers, and these jobs may grow faster than others in the future. These Cathedral Choir ensembles meet September-May, Tuesdays and Sundays. For more information and to set up an appointment for your child email cathedralmusicprogram@gmail.com. Information for this directory comes from the advertisers and does not constitute an endorsement by New Mexico Kids!


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